COVID-19 UPDATE 15 SEPTEMBER 2021

  • There were 1,259 new local cases in NSW.

  • 1,241 in hospital.

  • 234 in intensive care.


The Statewide vaccination rates confirmed by NSW Health are:

  • 79.5% first dose

  • 47.5% second dose (fully vaccinated)


HNE Health have confirmed 27 new cases COVID-19 for the New England Health Area.


The 27 new cases take the total number in the current outbreak to 351. There are currently 201 active cases.

  • 6 is from Maitland LGA - 6 in Tenambit

  • 8 are from Lake Macquarie LGA - 2 in Charlestown - 2 in Mount Hutton - 1 in Cardiff South - 1 in Windale - 1 in Fishing Point - 1 in Wyee Point

  • 8 are from Newcastle LGA - 5 in Mayfield - 1 in Hamilton South - 1 in Elermore Vale - 1 in Beresfield

  • 3 are from Cessnock LGA - 2 in Cessnock - 1 in Cliftleigh

  • 2 is from Port Stephens LGA - 1 in Shoal Bay - 1 in Fingal Bay

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

  • 13 are linked to two separate clusters (Mayfield/Charlestown) and (Tenambit). The sources for these clusters is unknown. - 9 are linked and sources known. - 2 are not linked an source is unknown. - 3 remain under investigation

  • 12 were infectious in the community. 12 were isolating while infectious. 3 are still under investigation.

  • 555 close contacts are in isolation.


To see vaccination rates by postcode visit https://bit.ly/Vaccination_by_postcode.

To view the case location map for NSW visit https://bit.ly/NSW_CaseLocations.


NSW Health sends a text message to people who have checked in at close contact venues with further information.

HNE Health also make a follow-up call to close contacts to discuss the isolation and testing requirements. If you have not received a text message, please call 1800 943 553.


Update Beresfield was originally included in Maitland LGA by HNE Health. This has been update to the Newcastle LGA. Resulting in 6 cases for Maitland and 8 cases for Newcastle.