The Hunter has reached another daily record with 45 new COVID-19 cases recorded to 8pm on Tuesday night.

It brings the regions total to 521 cases since August 5.

The new cases are spread across the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Cessnock and Port Stephens local government areas.

By suburb the cases are from Newcastle 4, Wallsend 3, Birmingham Gardens 3, Newcastle East 2, Mayfield 1, New Lambton 1, Merewether 1, Waratah 1, Hamilton 1, Mayfield East 1, Bar Beach 1, Wallsend South 1, Toronto 4, Cooranbong 4, Mirrabooka 3, Woodrising 2, Mount Hutton 1, Wangi Wangi 1, Booragul 1, Edgeworth 1, Windale 1, Blackalls Park 1, Metford 1, Ashtonfield 1, Green Hills 1, North Rothbury 1, Weston 1 and Tanilba Bay 1.

29 of the new Hunter cases were infectious in the community, 28 are linked to known cases and 11 are being cared for in hospital.

Statewide, NSW recorded 1035 new cases and a further five deaths. 

The states vaccinations rates are increasing with 83 per cent of the eligible adult population have received one dose of a COVID vaccine, 54.2 per cent have received two doses.

A number of COVID exposure sites have been listed overnight including at Edgeworth, Beresfield, Mayfield, Windale, Toronto, Cameron Park and Glendale.

Anyone who attended the following venues at the specified dates and times is considered a casual contact and must get tested and isolate until a negative result is received.

  • Terry White Chemmart, Edgeworth on Tuesday 14 September between 10:30am – 10:40am & 11am – 11:05am
  • Woolworths, Beresfield on Saturday 11 September between 8:30am – 8:50am
  • Woolworths, Mayfield on Friday 10 September between 2pm – 2:10pm
  • Geoff’s Cakes, Windale on Thursday 16 September between 10:05am – 10:10am
  • DK’s Butchery, Toronto on Thursday 16 September between 9:50am – 9:55am
  • Choice Pharmacy, Cameron Park on Sunday 12 September between 12:40pm 12:50pm
  • Subway, Mayfield on Wednesday 15 September between 6:35pm – 6:55pm
  • Toronto, Newsagency on Friday 17 September between 9:55am – 10:05am
  • Woolworths, Glendale
    • Sunday 12 September between 8:25pm – 8:40pm
    • Tuesday 14 September between 6:45pm – 7:10pm