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No new COVID-19 cases in Tamworth is no excuse to get complacent

Tamworth has exceeded one week without any new confirmed cases of coronavirus, but the community is urged not to get complacent. The local government area has 12 cases. Meanwhile, Gunnedah, Inverell, Armidale, Glen Innes Severn and Uralla all have between one to four instances each. However, NSW Health has been unable to determine where at least one case in the Tamworth LGA contracted the virus. The latest figures are as of 8pm on Monday night.

In Hunter New England Health there are 248 cases of COVID-19, with 12516 tests conducted throughout the district. It should be noted, the number of confirmed cases does not change as patients recoup from COVID-19, but Hunter New England Health releases the figures of recoveries for the district. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the country is making significant progress and have avoided the thousands or tens of thousands of cases that could have happened with community transmission. "The daily growth rate has been brought down, but we must hold the course," he said. "We must lock in these gains. It is providing us with much-needed time. We have so far avoided the horror scenarios we have seen overseas." Mr Morrison said the failure to stay at home this weekend would undo the good work and potentially worsen the situation. "You must follow these very helpful and straightforward requests we make of you," he said.


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