COVID19 UPDATE 23 AUGUST


  • There were 818 new local cases in NSW

  • 586 in hospital

  • 100 in intensive care

2 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Hunter New England area.


The 2 new cases take the total number of cases in the current outbreak to 163. There are 151 active cases.

  • 1 is from Lake Macquarie LGA 1 in Toronto 1 infectious in the community

  • 1 is from Cessnock LGA 1 in East Branxton 0 infectious in the community

  • 32 people are currently being cared for in hospital. 0 are in ICU.

  • All are linked to previously reported cases.

  • 1 was infectious while in the community.

  • 1 death from COVID-19 (linked to aged care)

To view the case location map for NSW visit https://bit.ly/NSW_CaseLocations.


Please stay home and only leave if it is absolutely necessary.