COVID-19 UPDATE 22 SEPTEMBER 2021

  • There were 1,035 new local cases in NSW.

  • 1,232 in hospital.

  • 242 in intensive care.


The State-wide vaccination rates confirmed by NSW Health are:

  • 83% first dose

  • 54.2% second dose (fully vaccinated)


HNE Health have confirmed 45 new cases COVID-19 for the New England Health Area.

The 45 new cases take the total number in the current outbreak to 521. There are currently 342 active cases.


  • 3 are from Maitland LGA - 1 in Metford - 1 in Ashtonfield - 1 in Green Hills 20 are from Newcastle LGA - 4 in Newcastle - 3 in Wallsend - 3 in Birmingham Gardens - 2 in Newcastle East - 1 in Mayfield - 1 in New Lambton - 1 in Merewether - 1 in Waratah - 1 in Hamilton - 1 in Mayfield East - 1 in Bar Beach - 1 in Wallsend South

  • 19 are from Lake Macquarie LGA - 4 in Toronto - 4 in Cooranbong - 3 in Mirrabooka - 2 in Woodrising - 1 in Mount Hutton - 1 in Wangi Wangi - 1 in Booragul - 1 in Edgeworth - 1 in Windale - 1 in Blackalls Park

  • 2 are from Cessnock LGA - 1 in North Rothbury - 1 in Weston

  • 1 is from Port Stephens LGA - 1 in Tanilba Bay


  • 11 of the total active cases are currently being cared for in hospital. 0 are in ICU.

  • 28 are linked. 10 are unlinked, and 7 are still under investigation.

  • 29 were infectious in the community. -10 were isolating while infectious. - 6 are still under investigation.

  • 804 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.