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.