Newcastle COVID cases today: Hunter New England Health records highest daily case numbers in NSW as hospitalisations rise, ATAGI says no COVID vaccine boosters for children

Simon McCarthy
Updated April 11 2022 - 2:30pm, first published 2:10pm

A Taree resident has died and hospitals in the Hunter health district were treating 74 people for COVID-19, three of whom were in intensive care, as hospitalisations further afield in NSW rose overnight even as cases fell.

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Simon McCarthy

Simon McCarthy

Journalist, Newcastle Herald

Simon McCarthy is a journalist working at the Newcastle Herald in NSW. He writes news and features, and produces video and multimedia, for the Herald and Herald Weekender magazine. He contributes regularly to the Newcastle Herald’s daily Topics column, and is the co-creator and producer of the Toohey’s News podcast. McCarthy has worked as a journalist in regional NSW since 2013. He joined the newsroom of the Newcastle Herald in 2017 from the Northern Daily Leader in Tamworth where he worked from 2015 to 2016.

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