COVID-19 UPDATE 17 SEPTEMBER 2021
There were 1,284 new local cases in NSW.
1,245 in hospital.
228 in intensive care.
The Statewide vaccination rates confirmed by NSW Health are:
80.7% first dose
49.6% second dose (fully vaccinated)
HNE Health have confirmed 24 new cases COVID-19 for the New England Health Area.
The 24 new cases take the total number in the current outbreak to 391. There are currently 219 active cases.
1 is from Maitland LGA - 1 in Rutherford
10 are from Newcastle LGA - 3 in Wallsend - 3 in Elermore Vale - 1 in Mayfield - 1 in North Lambton - 1 in Bar Beach - 1 in Mayfield East
8 are from Lake Macquarie LGA - 2 in Toronto - 1 in Wangi Wangi - 1 in Balcolyn - 1 in Mount Hutton - 1 in Edgeworth - 1 in Glendale - 1 in Belmont South
2 are from Port Stephens LGA - 1 in Nelson Bay - 1 in Tanilba Bay
2 are from Singleton LGA - 2 in Singleton
1 is from Glen Innes Severn LGA - 1 in Glen Innes
11 of the total active cases are currently being cared for in hospital. 2 are in ICU. Sadly, a man in his 60s with COVID-19, died at John Hunter Hospital yesterday.
14 are linked. 5 are unlinked, and 5 are still under investigation. 12 were infectious in the community. - 7 were isolating while infectious. - 5 is still under investigation.
417 close contacts are in isolation.
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.