COVID-19 UPDATE 26 SEPTEMBER 2021

  • There were 961 new local cases in NSW.

  • 1,146 in hospital.

  • 222 in intensive care.


The Statewide vaccination rates confirmed by NSW Health are:

  • 85.2% first dose

  • 59.2% 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 673. There are currently 439 active cases.

  • 4 are from Maitland LGA - 2 in Tenambit - 1 in South Maitland - 1 in Farley

  • 19 are from Lake Macquarie LGA - 3 in Edgeworth - 3 in Mount Hutton - 2 in Blackalls Parks - 2 in Bonnells Bay - 1 in Toronto - 1 in Cardiff - 1 in Mirrabooka - 1 in Dora Creek - 1 in Lakelands - 1 in Teralba - 1 in Valentine - 1 in Windermere Park - 1 in Yarrawonga Park

  • 15 are from Newcastle LGA - 3 in New Lambton - 2 in Mayfield - 2 in Cooks Hill - 1 in Wallsend - 1 in Merewether - 1 in Newcastle East - 1 in Bar Beach - 1 in North Lambton - 1 in Islington - 1 in Adamstown Heights - 1 in Maryland

  • 5 are from Cessnock LGA - 3 in Kurri Kurri - 1 in Weston - 1 in Cessnock

  • 1 are from Singleton LGA - 1 in Gowrie

  • 1 is from Mid-Coast LGA - 1 in Darawank

  • 13 of the total active cases are currently being cared for in hospital. 2 are in ICU.

  • 32 are linked, 7 are unlinked, and 6 are still under investigation.

  • 28 were infectious in the community. - 11 were isolating while infectious. - 6 are still under investigation.

  • 737 close contacts are in isolation.