COVID-19 UPDATE 23 SEPTEMBER 2021

  • There were 1,063 new local cases in NSW.

  • 1,244 in hospital.

  • 233 in intensive care.


The Statewide vaccination rates confirmed by NSW Health are:

  • 83.6% first dose

  • 55.5% second dose (fully vaccinated)


HNE Health have confirmed 41 new cases COVID-19 for the New England Health Area.


The 41 new cases take the total number in the current outbreak to 562. There are currently 347 active cases.

  • 2 are from Maitland LGA - 1 in East Maitland - 1 in Thornton

  • 26 are from Lake Macquarie LGA - 4 in Toronto - 3 in Cardiff - 3 in Mount Hutton - 2 in Blackalls Park - 2 in Booragul - 2 in Macquarie Hills - 2 in Mirrabooka - 2 in Warners Bay - 1 in Arcadia Vale - 1 in Cardiff South - 1 in Coorangong - 1 in Eleebana - 1 in Glendale - 1 in Kahibah

  • 7 are from Newcastle LGA - 2 in Hamilton South - 1 in Adamstown - 1 in Elermore Vale - 1 in Merewether - 1 in Newcastle - 1 in Shortland

  • 2 are from Cessnock LGA - 1 in Cessnock - 1 in Cliftleigh

  • 2 are from Muswellbrook LGA - 2 in Muswellbrook

  • 1 is from Port Stephens LGA - 1 in Medowie

  • 1 is from Mid-Coast LGA - 1 in Possum Brush


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

21 are linked, 6 are unlinked, and 14 are still under investigation.

13 were infectious in the community. - 16 were isolating while infectious. - 12 are still under investigation.

765 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.