• JON WOLFE

Covid-19 claims a life in Tamworth

The number of COVID-19 cases in the Hunter New England Local Health District remains stable at 276, as of 8pm on Saturday.

NSW Health has confirmed the death of a 58-year-old woman from the Tamworth region, from complications related to COVID-19.

The woman was admitted to Tamworth Hospital where she passed away on 16 April; testing confirmed a positive result for COVID-19 the following day.

The woman's source of exposure remains under investigation.

Seven people in the district are in hospital, including one in ICU, while 12 are receiving Hospital in the Home support, and 223 people have recovered.

The Moree Plains Shire has recorded its first case of COVID-19.

Moree locals with fever or recent onset respiratory symptoms are being asked to call their GP or Moree Hospital to arrange for testing.

Current clients of Pius X Aboriginal Medical Service can also contact that service to arrange testing.

Meanwhile NSW recorded six new cases yesterday, from 3,489 tests - it takes the total number of cases to 2,963.

The death toll in NSW has risen one to 30.