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Coronavirus: No new COVID-19 cases in New England North West, as health district spread slows

The spread of coronavirus in the New England North West has been suspended, with no new cases recorded in the latest 24-hour testing period.

And in the wider Hunter New England Health District, only three new cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed as of 8pm Sunday.

This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the local health district to 248.

There have been no new cases across the region since Friday, when Gunnedah recorded its first diagnosis, while a resident of the Mehi area in Uralla Shire was diagnosed on Thursday.

Tamworth still has 12 confirmed cases, while Inverell has three, there are two Glen Innes and one in Armidale, Tenterfield and the Liverpool Plains.

However authorities still can't determine where the cases in Tenterfield, Gunnedah and at least one of the cases in the Tamworth LGA were acquired.

They remain on a list of confirmed COVID-19 cases with an unknown source of infection, with investigations continuing into all of those cases.

Moree, Narrabri, Gwydir, Walcha and Guyra council areas all remain free of confirmed cases.

Across the HNEH District, 88 people have recovered so far, with more expected to follow in the coming days.

"Currently 11 COVID-19 patients are being cared for in our hospitals, including five in ICU," a HNEH spokesperson said.

"The District once again offers its sincere condolences to his family."

Latest statistics show there are 2637 confirmed cases of the virus in NSW, an increase of 57 cases in the 24 hours prior.

On Monday, NSW Health said 249 people with COVID-19 were being treated by NSW Health, which included 40 people in Intensive Care Units, and 22 of these who require ventilators.

The state's death toll from COVID-19 jumped to 18 on Monday after the deaths of two elderly men in Sydney.

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