There were 1,257 new local cases in NSW.

1,189 in hospital.

222 in intensive care.

The Statewide vaccination rates confirmed by NSW Health are: 78.5% first dose 46.2% second dose (fully vaccinated)

HNE Health have confirmed 18 new cases COVID-19 for the New England Health Area.

The 18 new cases take the total number in the current outbreak to 310. There are currently 161 active cases.

  • 2 are from Maitland LGA 2 in Tenambit

  • 5 are from Newcastle LGA 2 in Mayfield 2 in Mayfield West 1 in Elermore Vale 1 in Hamilton South

  • 5 are from Lake Macquarie LGA 2 in Arcadia Vale 1 in Balcolyn 1 in Blackhalls Park 1 in Boolaroo

  • 4 are from Port Stephens LGA 1 in Salamander Bay 1 in Nelson Bay 1 in Anna Bay 1 in Soldiers Point

  • 2 are from Cessnock LGA 1 in Greta 1 in Weston

Note: Due to the high percentage of infectious people in the community and the geographical spread, HNE Health's public health advice is that there is no longer a public health benefit to break these down for each individual case and suburb.

  • 9 of the total active cases are currently being cared for in hospital. 0 are in ICU.

  • 8 of the cases are linked, 2 unlinked and 8 under investigation.

  • 2 were isolating while infectious, 8 were infectious in the community, with 8 under investigation.

  • 546 close contacts are in isolation.