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Cases of coronavirus in the Hunter New England Health area have more than doubled in the past 48 hours, with four new cases confirmed today.

A man in his 30s is in home isolation after testing positive to the disease following a recent trip to the United States.

Two people, a man and a woman, both aged in their 30s, are also in home isolation, after returning from a wedding on the South Coast where there was a confirmed case.

A woman aged in her 70s is also receiving care in hospital after recently returning to Australia from Europe via Qatar.

There are now 11 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the region.

They are:

  • A man in his 70s in home isolation
  • A female in her 60s in home isolation
  • A man in his 20s in home isolation
  • A man in his 60s in home isolation.
  • A female in her 60s, being treated in John Hunter Hospital. The source of her infection is under investigation.
  • A female in her 40s in home isolation.
  • A female in her 60s, who is in home isolation, after being discharged from Manning Base Hospital.

A COVID-19 screening clinic will soon open at the Cavalry Mater hospital, to help John Hunter and Maitland hospital cope with an influx of patients.

Reporter Madison Scott will have the latest in NBN News tonight at 6pm.

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