The number of hunting hospitals decreases as the number of COVID-19 cases decreases to 35 | Newcastle Herald

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Hunter New England Health is treating only 14 COVID-19 patients in the hospital after the district registered 35 new cases on Wednesday. This is the lowest number of people in the hospital with the disease since 30 September. Of the new cases, 27 in Hunter were local government areas and eight in New England or the Mid North Coast. Seven of the cases were in Newcastle’s local government area, six in Port Stephens and Cessnock, four in Lake Macquarie and MidCoast, two in Tamworth and Maitland and one each in Dungog, Inverell, Singleton and Moree Plains. At the suburban or urban level, Maryland, Raymond Terrace, Weston, and Taree had three cases each. Twenty-two cases were contagious in the community, and nine had not been linked to previously known cases. The daily number of cases of HNEH had dropped from 64 on Tuesday. NSW reported 190 new cases and four deaths over the course of 24 hours to 8pm on Tuesday. State hospitals treat 309 people, of whom 68 are in intensive care. The number of patients in intensive care units across NSW has fallen steadily from a maximum of 242 on 21 September and has halved within the last 18 days. The four killed were in the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. Two people were from western Sydney, one from southwest Sydney and one from Queanbeyan. Three of the dead were not vaccinated, and one person, a woman in her 80s with underlying health conditions, had been given two doses of a vaccine. Across NSW, 93.6 percent of people aged 16 and over have received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 88.3 percent have had at least two. Among children aged 12 to 15 years, 79.5 percent have received their first dose and 63.7 percent are fully vaccinated. Nearly 65 per cent of the entire Australian population, including all children, are now fully vaccinated and three quarters have received one dose. Walk-in Pfizer vaccination clinics in Hunter this week for ages 12 and up, including people ready for a booster shot: The following NSW public schools are currently inoperative due to COVID-19: In the news Our journalists are working hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how to continue accessing our trusted content:

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