Newcastle and Hunter adds 16 COVID cases as NSW records 478 in Monday August 16 update

Matt Carr
By Matt Carr
Updated August 16 2021 - 3:59am, first published 12:16am

HUNTER cases have "stabilised" despite six infectious in the region as NSW's fresh cases neared 500 and seven deaths were added in the past 24 hours.

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Matt Carr

Matt Carr

Newcastle Herald deputy editor

Matt began his Newcastle Herald career as a cadet in 2009. He is a Walkley nominated reporter who has covered councils, police and general news rounds across the Upper Hunter, Port Stephens, Maitland, Lake Macquarie, Cessnock and Newcastle.