COVID-19 UPDATE 2 OCTOBER 2021

65 confirmed COVID-19 cases

The 65 new cases take the total number in the current outbreak to 1,053. There are currently 684 active cases.

25 are from Lake Macquarie LGA - 5 in Mount Hutton - 3 in Warners Bay - 2 in Blackalls Park - 2 in Charlestown - 2 in Marks Point - 2 in Toronto - 2 in Windale - 2 in Wyee - 1 in Bolton Point - 1 in Cardiff - 1 in Dora Creek - 1 in Gateshead - 1 in Teralba

22 are from Newcastle LGA - 4 in Jesmond - 3 in Hamilton - 3 in Wallsend - 2 in Hamilton North - 2 in Mayfield - 2 in Warabrook - 1 in Adamstown - 1 in Birmingham Gardens - 1 in Cooks Hill - 1 in New Lambton - 1 in Waratah - 1 in Beresfield

12 are from Maitland LGA - 3 in Rutherford - 3 in Woodberry - 2 in Maitland - 1 in Bolwarra Heights - 1 in East Maitland - 1 in Metford - 1 in Thornton

2 are from Port Stephens LGA - 1 in Medowie - 1 in Lemon Tree Passage

1 is from Cessnock LGA - 1 in Kurri Kurri

1 is from Mid-Coast LGA - 1 in Purfleet

1 is from Muswellbrook LGA - 1 in Muswellbrook

1 is from Singleton LGA - 1 in Singleton

20 of the total active cases are currently being cared for in hospital. 1 is currently in ICU.

1 death Sadly, a man in his 80s in the Lake Macquarie LGA died at home with COVID- 19. He had received his first dose of vaccine. Our sincere condolences go out to his family and friends.

40 are linked, 17 are unlinked, and 8 are still under investigation.

26 were infectious in the community. 31 were isolating while infectious. 8 are still under investigation.