COVID-19 UPDATE 30 AUGUST 2021

  • There were 1,290 new local cases in NSW up until 8pm 29 August

  • 840 in hospital

  • 137 in intensive care


HNE Health have confirmed 3 new cases COVID-19 for the New England Health Area.


  • The 3 new cases take the total number in the current outbreak to 182. There are currently 102 active cases.

  • 2 are from Lake Macquarie LGA 1 in Whitebridge 1 infectious in the community 1 in Edgeworth (not linked to aged care) Investigations ongoing as to infectious status in the community

  • 1 is from Cessnock LGA 1 in Cessnock 1 infectious in the community

  • 7 people are currently being cared for in hospital. 1 is in ICU.

  • 1 case is linked.

  • 621 close contacts are in isolation.

Case and test data source: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/.../pages/stats-local.aspx