The high COVID testing numbers in the Mid Coast Local Government Area (LGA) the past week reflect the emergence of COVID in the Manning-Great Lakes.
Thirty six cases have been recorded in the Mid Coast LGA since the outbreak began in the Hunter New England Health District (HNEH) on August 5.
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There was 4737 COVID tests conducted in the Mid Coast LGA from October 3 to October 10, with 1238 of those tests conducted on Tuesday, October 5 when the second COVID case in Purfleet was announced.
On Monday, October 11 it was announced the 91.1 per cent of people in the Mid Coast LGA had had their first vaccine and 65 per cent were fully vaccinated.
A pop-up vaccination clinic will be available at Stokes Circuit Park, Taree on Sunday, October 17 from 9:30am.
The clinic is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 12 years and older, including non-Aboriginal partners and household members. Those aged 12 to 15 years must be accompanied by an adult.
Appointments are also open to everyone aged 12 years and over, however priority will be given to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, those who live in social housing, are experiencing homelessness, have a disability or significant health problems.
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