COVID-19 UPDATE 29 SEPTEMBER 2021
There were 863 new local cases in NSW.
1,082 in hospital.
212 in intensive care.
The Statewide vaccination rates confirmed by NSW Health are:
86.2% first dose
61.7% second dose (fully vaccinated)
HNE Health have confirmed 55 new cases COVID-19 for the New England Health Area.
The 55 new cases take the total number in the current outbreak to 837. There are currently 524 active cases.
9 are from Maitland LGA - 5 in Metford - 2 in Rutherford - 1 in Chisholm - 1 in Morpeth
18 are from Newcastle LGA - 2 in Jesmond - 2 in New Lambton - 2 in Adamstown - 2 in Highfields - 1 in Mayfield - 1 in Cooks Hill - 1 in Newcastle - 1 in Shortland - 1 in Tarro - 1 in Kotara - 1 in Hamilton - 1 in Hamilton South - 1 in Lambton - 1 in Georgetown - 1 in Waratah West
12 are from Lake Macquarie LGA - 2 in Mount Hutton - 2 in Gateshead - 1 in Seahampton - 1 in Charlestown - 1 in Boolaroo - 1 in Edgeworth - 1 in Eleebana - 1 in Marks Point - 1 in Swansea - 1 in Whitebridge
11 are from Cessnock LGA - 4 in Cessnock - 4 in Weston - 2 in Kurri Kurri - 1 in Bellbird
3 are from Port Stephens LGA - 2 in Raymond Terrace - 1 in Tanilba Bay
1 is from Singleton LGA - 1 in Singleton Heights
1 is from Mid-Coast LGA - 1 in Booral
16 of the total active cases are currently being cared for in hospital. 2 are in ICU.
2 deaths Sadly, a man in his 40s in the Lake Macquarie LGA died at home with COVID-19 and a man in his 50s from Newcastle died at the Calvary Mater Hospital with COVID-19. The Lake Macquarie man was unvaccinated and the Newcastle man had received his first dose of vaccine. Our sincere condolences go out to the family and friends of these men.
28 are linked, 17 are unlinked, and 10 are still under investigation.
34 were infectious in the community. - 15 were isolating while infectious. - 6 are still under investigation.
613 close contacts are in isolation.
All testing sites can be located via https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/health-and-wellbeing/clinics