Hunter New England Health District (HNEHD) recorded 14 new cases in the 24 hours to 8pm, Monday, September 13, none of them in the MidCoast local government area.
Hunter New England Population Health public health physician, David Durrheim said this brings the total number of cases in the District to 324 since August 5, 2021. Of the new cases:
- Seven are from Newcastle LGA, three are from Lake Macquarie LGA, two are from Singleton LGA, one is from Port Stephens LGA and one is from Maitland LGA.
- Seven cases were infectious in the community.
- Four are linked to known exposures or family clusters, 10 cases are still under investigation.
Anyone who attended any of the following new venues listed on the specified dates and times is a casual contact (unless they have been contacted by NSW Health as close contacts) and must get tested and isolate until a negative test result is received.
| Aldi, Toronto
- Thursday September 9 from 9.20am to 9.30am
| Coles (Toronto Town Square), Toronto
- Tuesday September 7 from 1.15pm to 1.35pm
- Thursday September 9 from 9.35am to 10.05am
| Coles, Stockland Glendale
- Wednesday September 8 from 3.30pm to 3.50pm and 5.30pm to 5.45pm
| Coles, Salamander Bay Shopping Centre
- Sunday September 5 from 7.25pm to 7.35pm
NSW Health contacts close contacts of all confirmed cases and directs them to be tested and self-isolate for 14 days from last contact, regardless of the result.
NSW Health sends a text message to people who have checked in at close contact venues with further information.
We also make a follow-up call to close contacts to discuss the isolation and testing requirements. If you have not received a text message, please call 1800 943 553.
Anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms such as fever, sore throat, cough or shortness of breath, is urged to immediately get tested. Even people with mild symptoms, such as fatigue, new muscle aches or pains, headache, a change in taste or smell or a new runny nose, should arrange testing as quickly as possible.
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