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Health authority warns Hunter towns have 'highest viral load in the state' despite COVID-19 case numbers stabilising

Michael Parris
By Michael Parris
Updated August 15 2021 - 10:39am, first published 4:00am

Hunter New England Health says three towns in the region have state-high levels of coronavirus in their sewage.

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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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