No new Hunter cases were among the 17 positive coronavirus tests recorded across NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm Friday.
It is the second day in a row that the Hunter has gone without recording a new case.
Sadly, an 83-year-old man who suffered COVID-19 linked to the Crossroads Hotel cluster in southwest Sydney died on Saturday morning, NSW Health confirmed in its Saturday update.
There were 23,458 tests reported across the state in the 24-hour reporting period, compared with 25,318 in the previous 24 hours.
Of the 17 new cases:
- Three cases are travellers in hotel quarantine
- One case is an NSW resident who returned from Victoria
- Two cases attended the Apollo restaurant
- Two cases attended the Mounties Club in Mount Pritchard
- Seven cases are contacts of known cases
- One case is locally acquired with no known source identified
- Two cases are under investigation
NSW Health said in its update on Saturday it was "so important that we all keep our family and loved ones safe" and issued the following advice to help stop the spread of COVID-19:
- If you are unwell stay in, get tested and isolate
- Wash your hands regularly. Take hand sanitiser with you when you go out
- Keep your distance. Leave 1.5 metres between yourself and others
- Wear a mask in situations where you cannot physically distance
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