The Mid Coast Local Government Area (LGA) has recorded three new COVID cases to the 24 hours to 8pm Tuesday night, November 30.
One of the cases is from Harrington, one from Green Point, and one from Taree.
The three new cases are included in the 10 cases for the Hunter New England Health District (HNEH).
Four are Lake Macquarie LGA, three are from Mid Coast LGA, two are from Moree Plains LGA, and one is from Newcastle LGA.
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 4330 since August 5 2021.
There are currently 353 active cases in the HNEH District.
Four of the total active cases are currently being cared for in hospital, and one is currently in ICU.
Eight cases are linked, one case is unlinked and one is under investigation.
Four were infectious in the community and five were isolating while infectious.
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
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 clinic will be available at shop 1/91 Manning Street in Taree on Wednesday, December 15 and Thursday, December 16 from 9.30am - 4pm.
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.
New rules for returning travellers regarding the Omicron B.1.1.529 variant of concern are now in place. In line with Commonwealth measures, all travellers arriving in NSW who have been in South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, Eswatini and Malawi during the 14-day period before their arrival in NSW must enter hotel quarantine for 14 days, irrespective of their vaccination status.
All fully vaccinated travellers who have been in any other overseas country during the 14-day period before their arrival in NSW must travel directly to their place of residence or accommodation and isolate for 72 hours.
They will only be able to exit isolation at the end of the 72 hour period if they have received a negative result. These people must also complete a PCR test on day six after arrival.
Anyone who has already arrived in NSW who has been in any of the eight African countries within the previous 14 days must immediately get tested and isolate for 14 days, and call NSW Health on 1800 943 553.
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