THE region has added nine new COVID-19 infections in the latest update, including two in Armidale, three in Inverell and four in Tamworth.
There were 660 fresh COVID-19 cases in the Hunter New England region in the 24 hours to 8pm on Sunday, HNE Health has confirmed - a drop of 52 from the previous day.
The district's health authority confirmed on Monday morning that there were 4368 active cases in the region, with 17 people in hospital and three in intensive care.
It comes as NSW recorded 2501 new cases in the same period statewide.
Of the latest Hunter New England cases, 294 are in the Newcastle local government area, 220 are in Lake Macquarie LGA, 75 are in Maitland LGA, 19 are in Cessnock LGA, and 16 are in Port Stephens and Singleton LGAs.
Five new cases are in Muswellbrook LGA, the Upper Hunter LGA recorded four and one case was recorded in both Dungog and Mid Coast LGAs.
No COVID-related deaths were recorded in NSW in the 24-hour period and 144,368 people were tested.
According to the latest vaccination figures released by NSW Health on Monday morning, 94.9 per cent of the state's population aged 16 and older have received their first dose, while 93.4 per cent have had their second jab.
In the 12 to 15-year-old age group, 81.5 per cent have received their first dose and 78.1 per cent have had their second.
NSW Health administered 4676 COVID-19 vaccinations in the 24-hours to 8pm on Sunday, taking the statewide total since February 22 to more than 4.2 million.
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