TWO months have passed since Tamworth recorded its last confirmed case of the novel coronavirus.
The last local patient confirmed to have the COVID-19 virus recorded a positive test result on April 17, almost nine weeks ago.
A 58-year-old Tamworth woman tragically died at the local hospital due to complications from the infection on April 16, the day before her test came back.
Authorities have not been able to trace where the woman contracted the deadly virus.
No new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in the Tamworth local government area (LGA) since then.
Tamworth LGA clocked a total of 13 coronavirus cases since the pandemic hit the city in March. Of those, 12 have officially recovered, according to data from NSW Health.
Hunter New England Health (HNEH) conducted a testing blitz in Tamworth over the course of three weeks in April and May, causing local screening rates to soar.
More than 3000 Tamworth residents were swabbed at the HNEH drive-through clinic, which was based at Tamworth hospital. Not a single one of those people was confirmed to have COVID-19.
The health district confirmed on June 1 the entire New England North West region was free of active COVID-19 cases, meaning all confirmed patients in the region had been released from isolation.
The Hunter is also free of infectious coronavirus cases.
The COVID-19 case count in NSW rose by 22 patients over the past week, according to the latest data from NSW Health.
NSW Health statistics show 18 of those confirmed cases were returned overseas travellers.
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