Six new COVID-19 cases in MidCoast local government area

Six new cases in MidCoast local government area

Six new confirmed COVID-19 cases have been diagnosed in the Mid Coast LGA for the 24 hours to 8pm, Monday, October 25.

Three of the cases are from Taree, one from Harrington, one from Tuncurry, and one from Wingham.

Two schools in the LGA, Wingham Brush Public School and Tuncurry Public School, were closed today, Tuesday, October 26, as a member of the school community at each school tested positive for COVID-19.

The six new cases are included in the 49 new cases for the Hunter New England Health District (HNEHD).

Twenty four of the total active cases in HNEHD are currently being cared for in hospital, with six currently in ICU.

Of the 49 cases, 28 cases are linked, 16 are unlinked. Thirty-two were infectious in the community and 12 were isolating while infectious. Five cases are still under investigation.

People tested in the MidCoast LGA from October 17 to October 25 total 5094.

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Public Health will notify individuals if they have been identified as a close contact with further information. If you have not received a text message, please call 1800 943 553.

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