MID COAST LGA SPLIT BY COVID-19 HEALTH RESTRICTIONS

New South Wales has recorded another 1,599 new COVID-19 cases overnight.

There are another 10 in the Hunter New England Health District – one at Fishing Point, two at Marmong Point, one at Morisset, one at Wyee Point, one in Kotara, one in New Lambton, two in Newcastle East and one in Fern Bay.

Cases continue to spike on the Central Coast – the region recorded another 27 new cases.

Sewage surveillance has detected virus fragments in Byron Bay and Port Macquarie. People in those communities are urged to come forward for a test.

77.3 per cent of the state now has their first dose of vaccine and 44.5 per cent are fully vaccinated.

As of 12.01am, parts of regional NSW have come out of a statewide lockdown – including some towns in the North-West, Mid North Coast, and North Coast.

However, some areas remain divided by different restrictions – including the Mid Coast.