COVID-19 UPDATE 5 OCTOBER 2021

There were 608 new local cases in NSW. 978 in hospital. 190 in intensive care.


The Statewide vaccination rates confirmed by NSW Health are: 88.5% first dose 67.5% second dose (fully vaccinated)


HNE Health have confirmed 65 new cases COVID-19 for the New England Health Area.

The 65 new cases take the total number in the current outbreak to 1,259. There are currently 903 active cases.

13 are from Maitland LGA - 5 in Woodberry - 3 in Ashtonfield - 2 in Rutherford - 1 in Cliftleigh - 1 in Maitland - 1 in Gillieston Heights 27 are from Lake Macquarie LGA - 4 in Charlestown - 3 in Edgeworth - 2 in Mount Hutton - 2 in Gateshead - 2 in Morisset - 2 in Belmont - 1 in Toronto - 1 in Blackalls Park - 1 in Warners Bay - 1 in Windale - 1 in Dora Creek - 1 in Woodrising - 1 in Cameron Park - 1 in Cardiff Heights - 1 in Caves Beach - 1 in Kahibah - 1 in Morisset Park - 1 in Wakefield 8 are from Newcastle LGA - 4 in Merewether - 1 in Wallsend - 1 in Mayfield - 1 in Shortland - 1 in Elermore Vale 6 are from Gunnedah LGA - 4 in Gunnedah - 1 in Carroll - 1 in Kelvin 4 are from Cessnock LGA - 3 in Cessnock - 1 in Abermain 2 are from Port Stephens LGA - 1 in Lemon Tree Passage - 1 in Nelson Bay 2 are from Mid-Coast LGA - 1 in Purfleet - 1 in Taree 1 is from Singleton LGA - 1 in Singleton 1 is from Muswellbrook LGA - 1 in Muswellbrook South 1 is from Liverpool Plains LGA - 1 in Werris Creek

25 of the total active cases are currently being cared for in hospital. 3 are currently in ICU. 37 are linked, 19 are unlinked, and 9 are still under investigation. 34 were infectious in the community. 22 were isolating while infectious. 9 are still under investigation.


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