NSW nears 700 new COVID-19 cases; regional lockdown extended

Matt Carr
Updated August 19 2021 - 11:42am, first published 11:14am

NSW has reported another record day of COVID cases with 681 people diagnosed with the virus and another death.

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Matt Carr

Matt Carr

Newcastle Herald deputy editor

Matt began his Newcastle Herald career as a cadet in 2009. He is a Walkley nominated reporter who has covered councils, police and general news rounds across the Upper Hunter, Port Stephens, Maitland, Lake Macquarie, Cessnock and Newcastle. Now his focus is on digital storytelling and breaking news.

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