COVID-19 UPDATE 24 SEPTEMBER 2021
There were 1,043 new local cases in NSW.
1,186 in hospital.
232 in intensive care.
The Statewide vaccination rates confirmed by NSW Health are:
84.1% first dose
56.6% second dose (fully vaccinated)
HNE Health have confirmed 38 new cases COVID-19 for the New England Health Area.
The 38 new cases take the total number in the current outbreak to 600. There are currently 373 active cases.
5 are from Maitland LGA - 3 in East Maitland - 1 in Rutherford - 1 in Thornton
14 are from Newcastle LGA - 3 in Merewether - 1 in Mayfield - 1 in Wallsend - 1 in Elermore Vale - 1 in Newcastle - 1 in Hamilton South - 1 in New Lambton - 1 in Jesmond - 1 in Islington - 1 in Kotara South - 1 in Newcastle West - 1 in Warabrook
8 are from Lake Macquarie LGA - 3 in Cardiff - 2 in Toronto - 1 in Mount Hutton - 1 in Cooranbong - 1 in Morriset
7 are from Cessnock LGA - 6 in Weston - 1 in Branxton
2 are from Port Stephens LGA - 2 in Raymond Terrace
1 is from Muswellbrook LGA - 1 in Muswellbrook
1 is from Mid-Coast LGA - 1 in Darawank
19 of the total active cases are currently being cared for in hospital. 1 is in ICU.
15 are linked, 13 are unlinked, and 10 are still under investigation.
19 were infectious in the community. - 9 were isolating while infectious. - 10 are still under investigation.
773 close contacts are in isolation.
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.