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Where Covid cases are on the rise this Easter long weekend

Figures from NSW Health showed 118,599 new cases were recorded in the last week – a 17 per cent decline from 143,419 in the previous seven days.Daily case numbers continue to trend down from highs of more than 30,000 in March with NSW Health today (Thursday, April 14) reporting 17,856 new cases.Covid SLIDER Apr 14There were also 18,265 cases recorded on Wednesday, 15,334 on Tuesday and 13,468 on Monday.Case numbers, however, remain high in many regional hubs with Dubbo, Wagga Wagga, and Port Macquarie – all recording more than 1000 active cases.Coffs Harbour Mayor Paul Amos said the high case load in regional areas could be due to a transient population of travel-hungry tourists flocking back to the regions.“People are coming back in droves – Coffs Harbour is full at the moment and there’s a lot more confidence in the tourism and accommodation sector,” he said.RELATED: WHERE TO FIND A RAT TEST IN NSW“You do see a lot of signs saying businesses are short staffed, I imagine due to Covid.“But I think Covid is what it is now for everyone – we’ve got to live with it and there’s no point in regional areas thinking we can avoid it or do things differently.”Figures from NSW show people aged 10-19 have accounted for the highest number of new cases in the last 30 days, recording 111,467 positive tests.Numbers are also high in the 30-39 age bracket (101,047 cases) followed by those aged 40-49 (92,760 cases), and 20-29 year-olds with 87,357 cases.In Sydney, the Hills District remains a hotspot with the 2155 postcode – taking in suburbs including Kellyville – recording 2365 active cases.The neighbouring 2153 postcode, taking in Baulkham Hills, has 1865 cases and the 2154 postcode, taking in Castle Hill, has 1162.The Blacktown postcode of 2148 has 1920 active cases, while the Liverpool postcode, which also incorporates Casula and surrounds, has 2628 active cases – down 230 from last week.The 2765 postcode taking in Windsor has 1339 active cases and the 2750 postcode taking in Penrith has 1512 cases.SEE HOW MANY ACTIVE CASES ARE IN YOUR SUBURB*Click on the three horizontal lines in the top left of the map. You can then choose between active case by LGA or by suburb.Case numbers remain high in southwest Sydney with the 2560 postcode – taking Campbelltown – recording 2461 – down 394 from last week, while the 2570 postcode, spanning Nattai to Camden, had 2230 – down 455 from last week.In the city’s east and south, areas with more than 1000 cases include Randwick’s 2035 postcode with 1095 cases, the 2220 postcode – taking in Hurstville – with 1038 cases and the 2232 postcode in the Sutherland Shire with 1179 cases.In northern Sydney, the 2099 postcode – taking in Dee Why – has 1399 cases, the Hornsby postcode of 2077 has 1124 actives cases, the Ryde 2112 postcode has 1201 cases, and Lane Cove’s 2066 postcode has 1092 cases.NED-5052-Covid-19-super-variantOutside Sydney, case numbers remain high in Dubbo with the regional hub recording 1338 active cases while in Tamworth, cases have topped 2081 – up 62 from last week.Case numbers also remain high on the Central Coast with the 2250 postcode, which takes in Gosford, recording 2248 cases, while the 2259 postcode has 2490 cases.Port Macquarie postcode of 2444 has 1234 active cases, while Jervis Bay has 1448 cases – up 52 from last week.Wagga Wagga has 1696 active cases while the 2795 postcode, spanning the Bathurst region, has 1343.In the Illawarra region, the Wollongong 2500 postcode has 1242 active cases and the neighbouring 2530 postcode in Dapto has 1182 active cases.The Maitland postcode of 2320 has 1440 active cases – and the 2322 postcode taking in Hexham has 1004.There are 1582 people in hospital with coronavirus as of Thursday – up by 145 from last week – with 71 currently in intensive care – up by 23 from last week.There have now been 2,079,027 cases recorded in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic.

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