16 NEW COVID-19 CASES ACROSS HUNTER NEW ENGLAND

There are 16 new cases of COVID-19 across the Hunter New England Health District, with three others also under investigation.

It brings the total number to 234.

Currently, 11 COVID-19 patients are being cared for in the region’s hospitals, five in ICU, and 33 people have recovered so far.

Confirmed cases by region:

Newcastle = 48

Lake Macquarie = 39

Port Stephens = 31

Maitland = 27