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.


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.