The NSW Premier has indicated that the Hunters lockdown will likely be extended as the region records 14 new COVID-19 cases.

Gladys Berejiklian stopped short of announcing it but, says it doesn’t look like the Hunter will come out of lockdown.

The seven day stay at home order expires tomorrow and it doesn’t look like the Hunter will know whether it will be extended or not.

Of the 14 cases recorded locally 11 are linked to existing cases while three remain under investigation by health authorities as they scramble to find the source.

Seven cases were in Newcastle, six in Lake Macquarie and one in Maitland.

A number new exposure sites across the Hunter have been added overnight by NSW Health including Queens Wharf Hotel, Honeysuckle Social, Central Charlestown Leagues Club, the 269 bus route from Booragul to Warners Bay, IGA New Lambton, Woolworths Marketown, Coles Waratah and Guardian Chemist Warners Bay.

For the full list of dates and times for any of the venues of concern, head to the NSW Health website.

State wide, NSW recorded 344 cases, of which at least 65 were infectious within the community.