COVID-19 UPDATE 4 OCTOBER 2021

NSW recorded 623 new locally acquired cases in the past 24 hours.

959 in hospital 193 in ICU


59 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Hunter New England region taking the total number in the current outbreak to 1,135.


21 are from Cessnock LGA - 6 in Paxton - 5 in Cessnock - 4 in Kurri Kurri - 1 in Aberdare - 1 in Cliftleigh - 1 in East Branxton - 1 in Elrington - 1 in Heddon Greta - 1 in Weston

19 are from Lake Macquarie LGA - 4 in Morisset - 3 in Gateshead - 2 in Blacksmiths - 2 in Valentine - 1 in Balcolyn - 1 in Belmont - 1 in Cardiff - 1 in Charlestown - 1 in Dora Creek - 1 in Marks Point - 1 in Seahampton - 1 in Warners Bay

8 are from Maitland LGA - 2 in Maitland - 2 in Thornton - 1 in Aberglasslyn - 1 in Telarah - 1 in Tenambit - 1 in Rutherford

7 are from Newcastle LGA - 1 in Adamstown - 1 in Hamilton South - 1 in Mayfield - 1 in Merewether - 1 in Shortland - 1 in Wallsend - 1 in Waratah

3 are from Port Stephens LGA - 2 in Raymond Terrace - 1 in Anna Bay

1 is from Muswellbrook LGA - 1 in Muswellbrook

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

40 are linked, 11 are unlinked, and 8 are still under investigation.

26 were infectious in the community. 25 were isolating while infectious. 8 are still under investigation.