The Mid Coast Local Government Area (LGA) has recorded two new COVID cases to the 24 hours to 8pm Thursday night, November 25.
One of the cases is from Strathcedar and one from Taree.
The two new cases are included in the 15 cases for the Hunter New England Health District (HNEH).
Hunter New England Population Health public health physician, Dr David Durrheim said the new cases bring the total number of cases in the District to 4,264 since August 5 2021.
Seven of the total active cases in HNEH are currently being cared for in hospital, and one is currently in ICU. Twelve cases are linked, one is unlinked and two are under investigation. Six were infectious in the community and seven were isolating while infectious.
Dr Durrheim said those with symptoms in the Lower Mid North Coast and New England regions should come forward for testing if they have symptoms, given the COVID-19 cases in the area.
In Taree, testing is available at:
- Taree Respiratory Clinic, 11am - 1pm daily
- Taree old drive-in theatre at Bushland Drive, Taree drive-through Clinic, 8am - 4pm daily
Dr Durrheim said HNEH is urging 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.
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.
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