COVID-19 UPDATE 16 SEPTEMBER 2021

  • There were 1,351 new local cases in NSW.

  • 1,231 in hospital.

  • 231 in intensive care.


The Statewide vaccination rates confirmed by NSW Health are:

  • 80.1% first dose

  • 48.5% second dose (fully vaccinated)


HNE Health & NSW Health have confirmed 16 new cases COVID-19 for the New England Health Area.


Of these new cases ZERO are from Maitland LGA.


The 16 new cases take the total number in the current outbreak to 367. There are currently 202 active cases.

  • 6 are from Lake Macquarie LGA - 2 in Wangi Wangi - 1 in Arcadia Vale - 1 in Charlestown - 1 in Glendale - 1 in West Wallsend

  • 5 are from Newcastle LGA - 2 in Mayfield - 1 in Hamilton South - 1 in New Lambton - 1 in Elermore Vale

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

  • 1 are from Port Stephens LGA - 1 in Boat Harbour

  • 1 is from Gunnedah LGA - 1 in Gunnedah


  • 14 of the total active cases are currently being cared for in hospital. 2 are in ICU.

  • 9 are linked. 7 are under investigation.

  • 10 were infectious in the community. - 5 were isolating while infectious. - 1 is still under investigation.

  • 612 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.