COVID-19 UPDATE 27 SEPTEMBER 2021

  • There were 787 new local cases in NSW.

  • 1,155 in hospital.

  • 214 in intensive care.


The Statewide vaccination rates confirmed by NSW Health are:

  • 85.5% first dose

  • 60.1% second dose (fully vaccinated)


HNE Health have confirmed 46 new cases COVID-19 for the New England Health Area.

The 46 new cases take the total number in the current outbreak to 719. There are currently 485 active cases.

  • 4 are from Maitland LGA - 2 in Rutherford - 1 in East Maitland - 1 in Woodberry

  • 21 are from Newcastle LGA - 7 in Jesmond - 5 in Wallsend - 2 in Newcastle - 1 in Mayfield - 1 in Merewether - 1 in Cooks Hill - 1 in Waratah - 1 in Birmingham Gardens - 1 in Newcastle West - 1 in Lambton

  • 12 are from Lake Macquarie LGA - 4 in Cardiff - 2 in Blackalls Park - 2 in Cardiff South - 1 in Macquarie Hills - 1 in Windermere Park - 1 in Lakelands - 1 in Marmong Point

  • 4 are from Cessnock LGA - 2 in Weston - 1 in Abermain - 1 in Heddon Greta

  • 4 are from Port Stephens LGA - 2 in Raymond Terrace - 1 in Medowie - 1 in Twelve Mile Creek

  • 1 is from Muswellbrook LGA - 1 in Muswellbrook


  • 13 of the total active cases are currently being cared for in hospital. 1 is in ICU.

  • 28 are linked, 12 are unlinked, and 6 are still under investigation.

  • 23 were infectious in the community. - 15 were isolating while infectious. - 8 are still under investigation.

  • 737 close contacts are in isolation.