The Hunter has recorded four new cases of COVID-19 as the state hits another record high of 919.

Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Cessnock and Port Stephens recorded one case each. 

Broken down by suburb, Wallsend, Windale, North Rothbury and Raymond Terrace each recorded one case.

All of the new cases are linked to existing ones, while one was infectious while in the community.

Hunter New England health says there are 31 people in hospital, none requiring ICU. 714 close contacts are also in isolation in the region.

Overnight, an apartment complex in Windale was thrown into lockdown after a resident tested positive to COVID-19. 

Hunter New England Health says the person was living at the apartment block located at 17-19 James Street, Windale. The confirmed cases has since been moved to off-site isolation.

All residents have been tested and are in isolation awaiting the results. Anyone who visited the apartment complex from the evening of Friday, 20 August to the morning of Tuesday 24 August, must get tested and isolate until a negative result is received.