NSW COVID-19 test results delay sparks Newcastle hospital exposure fears

Michael Parris
By Michael Parris
Updated August 11 2021 - 1:14am, first published August 10 2021 - 9:10am

A Hunter woman who visited a private hospital late last week while potentially infectious is still waiting for COVID-19 test results three days after coming forward for a swab.

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Michael Parris

Michael Parris

Journalist

Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his reporting about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has reported on the 2019 NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.

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