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Newcastle venue The Cambridge Hotel visited by confirmed cases of COVID-19


NSW Health has been notified of a new venue in Newcastle associated with confirmed cases of COVID-19.

It’s the third Newcastle venue in as many days to have been visited by confirmed COVID cases after The Argyle House and Finnegan’s Hotel were also listed

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Anyone who attended The Cambridge Hotel (789 Hunter Street, Newcastle) from 6.30pm Friday 10 December to 2.30am Saturday 11 December is a close contact and must immediately get tested and isolate for 7 days.

All household contacts of close contacts should also be tested and self-isolate until a negative result is received by everyone in the household.

“It is likely some of these cases have the Omicron variant of concern,” NSW Health said in a statement on Wednesday night.

“NSW Health is urgently contacting anyone who attended The Cambridge Hotel at these times and checked in via the QR code and is directing them and members of their households to immediately get tested and follow public health advice.

The Cambridge Hotel in Newcastle.
The Cambridge Hotel in Newcastle. Credit: Google Street View

“NSW Health is appealing for anyone who did not check in using the QR code to urgently get tested and isolate, and for the community to ensure other potential attendees are aware of this advice.”

On Wednesday NSW recorded the largest increase the state has seen in months.

NSW recorded 1360 new coronavirus cases, the largest increase the state has seen since September 10.

At least 110 cases in the state have been identified as the highly infectious Omicron variant, with many new infections of the strain linked to the outbreak in Newcastle.

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