COVID-19 UPDATE 21 SEPTEMBER 2021
There were 1,022 new local cases in NSW.
1,266 in hospital.
244 in intensive care.
The Statewide vaccination rates confirmed by NSW Health are: 82.5% first dose 53% 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 476. There are currently 304 active cases.
2 are from Maitland LGA - 1 in Metford - 1 in Aberglasslyn
8 are from Lake Macquarie LGA - 3 in Mount Hutton - 3 in Toronto - 1 in Booragul - 1 in Coal Point
5 are from Newcastle LGA - 3 in Tarro - 1 in Mayfield - 1 in Jesmond
1 is from Cessnock LGA - 1 in Greta
1 is from Muswellbrook LGA - 1 in Muswellbrook
1 is from Glen Innes Severn LGA - 1 in Glen Innes
11 of the total active cases are currently being cared for in hospital. 0 are in ICU.
14 are linked. 3 are unlinked, and 1 is still under investigation.
12 were infectious in the community. - 5 were isolating while infectious. - 1 is still under investigation.
849 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.