Four confirmed COVID-19 cases were diagnosed in the MidCoast LGA in the 24 hours to 8pm, Wednesday, November 24. Two of those cases were in Taree, one in Wingham and one in Harrington.
In the Hunter New England Health Local Health District (HNELHD) a total of 36 cases were confirmed.
Of the other new cases 11 are from Lake Macquarie LGA, seven are from Moree Plains LGA, six are from Newcastle LGA, three from Inverell LGA, two from Port Stephens, one from Cessnock LGA, one from Gwydir LGA, and one is from Tamworth LGA.
Thirteen were in isolation for their entire infectious period and 16 were infectious in the community. Twenty-five cases are linked to known exposures or clusters, four are unlinked and seven are under investigation.
The new cases bring the total number of cases in the District to 4249 since August 5, 2021.
HNE Health is urging the community to get vaccinated and to seek testing if experiencing any symptoms.
"We urge anyone who is currently isolating in the community with COVID-19 to call for an ambulance should they experience a deterioration in their condition, including breathlessness and dizziness," Dr David Durrheim, Public Health Physician, Hunter New England Population Health said.
HNE Health advises those with symptoms in the Mid Coast regions to come forward for testing, given the COVID-19 cases in the area.
In Taree, testing is available at:
- Taree Respiratory Clinic, 11am-1.30pm daily
- Taree Showground Histopath Pathology Drive-through Clinic, 8am - 4pm daily
Anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms such as fever, sore throat, cough or shortness of breath, is urged to immediately get tested and isolate until a negative result is received. 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.
Walk-in clinics for first, second and third/booster vaccinations are available across the District
Community members can now walk in to hubs across the District to receive their vaccinations, however, to ensure the fastest possible experience, bookings are encouraged and can be made via the Commonwealth Government's COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Finder.
First and second doses are available for people aged 12 years and older. People aged 18 years and older who received their second vaccination more than six months ago may receive their booster dose.
Children aged 15 years and younger must be accompanied by a parent/guardian aged 18 years and older.
A pop-up walk-in vaccination clinic in Taree at shop 1/91 Manning Street, Wednesday December 15 and Thursday December 16, from 9.30am - 4pm.
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