NSW COVID case numbers, Sunday, October 17

Michael Parris
By Michael Parris
Updated October 17 2021 - 12:37am, first published 12:23am
NSW records 301 new COVID cases before new freedoms on Monday

COVID-19 case numbers continue to fall across NSW, six days after the state started reopening social and economic activity.


Michael Parris

Michael Parris


Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his stories about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has covered NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.