Here's some great news for everyone who's done so much to slow the spread of COVID, but we can't take the foot off the pedal just yet because we have a long way to go.
There have been NO new cases of COVID-19 recorded in the Hunter-New England region for the past two days.
In some way, the figure reflects the lower number of tests conducted over the Easter weekend, but it's undoubtedly some light at the end of a very dark tunnel. Keep up the fantastic effort everyone! We're getting there!
Here's how the Newcastle Herald is reporting the news:
The Hunter New England Health district has reported no new coronavirus cases for the second day running.
NSW Health figures show the number of positive tests in the region has stayed stable at 276 over the past two days.
The health district has added 22 cases in the past week, an average of just over three per day.
Three Hunter people, all in their seventies, have died of COVID-19 complications.
The number of coronavirus patients in HNEH hospitals has fallen from 12 to six in the past week.
NSW had 16 new cases in the 24 hours to 8pm on Tuesday night after testing another 1305 people.
The death toll in NSW remains at 26.
The total number of locally acquired infections in NSW from a known source has climbed slowly from 641 a week ago to 738.
The number of new cases from an unknown source remains steady at 351.