The region's COVID-19 outbreak continues to grow, with six new cases in the Inverell local government area, 15 in Moree, five in Armidale and six in Tamworth in today's update.
Fragments of the virus have also been detected in sewage at Uralla.
Thirty-two cases across the district were in isolation for their entire infectious period, 24 were infectious in the community and four are still under investigation.
It brings the total number of new cases in the district to 60, diagnosed to 8pm last night across 10 LGAs.
A national qualifying event for the region's best hacks, hunters, ponies and riders has been named a COVID-19 exposure site at one of the largest equine facilities in the country.
Hunter New England Health (HNEH) officials have identified the New England and North West Show Horse Association's Country Show Horse Championships as a casual contact exposure site across three days.
Anyone who was at Tamworth's Australian Equine Livestock and Events Centre [AELEC] on November 5 from 3.30pm to 9pm, November 6 from 6.30am and 9pm and November 7 from 6.30am to 9pm is urged to test and isolate until they receive a negative result.
It comes as testing efforts are ramped up in Inverell and Moree, where health officials urge anyone with even the mildest symptoms to come forward.
"We also encourage people to get vaccinated, if they haven't done so already," a HNEH spokeswoman said.
"High vaccination rates are essential to reduce the risk of transmission and protect the health and safety of the community.
"This is especially important for Aboriginal communities in these areas, where there continue to be a number of cases identified."
Tests are available at the drive-through clinic at the Inverell Netball Courts near the showground on November 11 from 9.30am to 3.30pm.
Tests are also available at the Laverty drive-through clinic.
Bookings are not required.
Visit the NSW Health website for more information.
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