TAMWORTH has recorded a new case of coronavirus with the city's case count rising to 14 on Sunday.
Health authorities have not released any information on the new case, but it was one of eight recorded across NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm on Saturday.
It's unknown if the patient is recovering at home, or in hospital, or where they contracted the virus.
It's the first case in the city since a 58-year-old woman died in Tamworth hospital on April 16.
The new case comes just ahead of a new testing blitz that will begin in the region tomorrow.
Testing clinics for COVID-19 will open in Tamworth and Armidale on Monday as Hunter New England Health (HNEH) launches a week-long testing blitz in the two cities.
Specialised drive-through clinics at the Tamworth and Armidale hospitals will open.
HNEH said locals showing symptoms of the infection like a fever, sore throat, cough or shortness of breath should get tested.
The Tamworth clinic will operate between 9am and 4pm from Monday to Sunday May 3.
HNEH have asked people to call 1800 881 568 during testing hours to register before attending the clinic.
Despite exhaustive tracing measures, authorities still can't determine where some of the people in Tamworth, as well as the cases in Armidale, Gunnedah, Tenterfield and Moree contracted the virus.
The cases are still listed in a long list of locations where there is an unknown source of infection.
The latest COVID-19 case is only one of two new cases of coronavirus in Tamworth since March 30.
Authorities are continuing to try and track how the 58-year-old Tamworth woman contracted the virus before she passed away.
At the time, Hunter New England Health (HNEH) confirmed the woman died in Tamworth of "complications related to COVID-19" but her positive test to the infection wasn't known until the day after she died.
Armidale, Glen Innes, Tenterfield, Uralla, Inverell, Moree, Liverpool Plains and Tamworth local government areas have all recorded cases of COVID-19.
Walcha, Narrabri and Gwydir shires all remain free of confirmed cases, according to health authorities.
As of 8pm on Saturday, HNEH had 280 recorded cases of COVID-19 with 218 recovered.
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