Hunter New England Health District (HNEH) recorded 12 new COVID cases in the Mid Coast Local Government Area (LGA) in the 24 hours to 8pm last night (Tuesday October 12).
The Mid Coast LGA has now recorded 48 COVID cases since the HNEH outbreak on August 5.
Of the 12 cases from MidCoast LGA
- Six in Taree
- Four in Cundletown
- One in Forster
- One in Wingham
Bunnings in Taree was also listed as a COVID exposure site over the weekend (October 9 and 10).
HNEH said anyone who attended the venue on the specified dates and times are casual contacts (unless they have been notified by NSW Health that they are a close contact) and must get tested and isolate until a negative test result is received.
| Bunnings, Cnr Wingham Road and Bushland Dr, Taree
- Saturday, October 9 from 6pm to 6.15pm
- Sunday, October 10 from 5.45pm to 6.10pm
HNEH said both clinics on Sunday, October 10 (Taree and Bushland mobile clinic) vaccinated a combined total of 260 people, "which was great," a spokesperson said.
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