COVID deaths rise in the Hunter as the peak arrives for Omicron subvariant BA.5

Updated August 5 2022 - 8:17am, first published 6:00am
Busy: Ambulances at John Hunter Hospital in late June, as the Omicron wave gathered pace. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

Twenty COVID-19 deaths have occurred in the Hunter-New England region in the past week, but cases appear to be close to the peak, a senior health official says.


Damon Cronshaw


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