COVID-19 UPDATE 30 SEPTEMBER 2021

  • There were 941 new local cases in NSW.

  • 1,090 in hospital.

  • 213 in intensive care.


The Statewide vaccination rates confirmed by NSW Health are:

  • 86.7% first dose

  • 62.9% second dose (fully vaccinated)


HNE Health have confirmed 82 new cases COVID-19 for the New England Health Area.


The 82 new cases take the total number in the current outbreak to 919. There are currently 600 active cases.


  • 17 are from Maitland LGA - 12 in Woodberry - 1 in Rutherford - 1 in Thornton - 1 in East Maitland - 1 in South Maitland - 1 in Farley

  • 21 are from Lake Macquarie LGA - 4 in Edgeworth - 2 in Woodrising - 2 in Windale - 2 in Belmont South - 1 in Toronto - 1 in Cooranbong - 1 in Mirrabooka - 1 in Booragul - 1 in Charlestown - 1 in Dudley - 1 in Gateshead - 1 in Glendale - 1 in Belmont - 1 in Marks Point - 1 in Murrays Beach

  • 19 are from Cessnock LGA - 7 in Kurri Kurri - 5 in Weston - 2 in Cliftleigh - 1 in Cessnock - 1 in Heddon Greta - 1 in Kitchener - 1 in Laguna - 1 in Neath

  • 17 are from Newcastle LGA - 3 in Wallsend - 3 in Mayfield - 2 in New Lambton - 2 in Newcastle - 1 in Merewether - 1 in Tarro - 1 in Adamstown - 1 in Hamilton South - 1 in Mayfield East - 1 in Waratah West - 1 in Rankin Park

  • 4 are from Port Stephens LGA - 2 in Raymond Terrace - 1 in Fern Bay - 1 in Medowie

  • 4 are from Mid-Coast LGA - 3 in Gloucester - 1 in Pampoolah

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

  • 48 are linked, 9 are unlinked, and 25 are still under investigation.

  • 34 were infectious in the community. - 27 were isolating while infectious. - 21 are still under investigation.

  • 598 close contacts are in isolation.

  • All testing sites can be located via https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/health-and-wellbeing/clinics