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