Hunter New England Health is reporting a total of 1983 new COVID-19 cases diagnosed to 8pm last night, 100 of which are located in the MidCoast local government area.
Hunter New England Population Health public health physician, David Durrheim said of the 10,138* total active cases, 35 are receiving care in our hospitals and two are in ICU.
"Sadly, a man in his 70s from the Newcastle area died at John Hunter Hospital," Dr Durrheim said.
"He was a resident of the Kilpatrick Court aged care facility in Toronto, where he acquired his infection. He had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and had serious underlying medical conditions.
"We urge anyone who is yet to receive their vaccination to do so and if eligible book in for a booster or walk in today to vaccination hubs across the district.
A breakdown of new COVID-19 cases by local government area is as follows:
Our COVID-19 news articles relating to public health and safety are free for anyone to access. However, we depend on subscription revenue to support our journalism. If you are able, please subscribe here. If you are already a subscriber, thank you for your support.
Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date.