• There were 1,281 new local cases in NSW.

  • 1,071 in hospital.

  • 177 in intensive care.

HNE Health have confirmed 5 new cases COVID-19 for the New England Health Area.

The 5 new cases take the total number in the current outbreak to 232. There are currently 105 active cases.

  • 1 is from Maitland LGA 1 in Chisolm Was infectious in the community Linked to a workplace exposure

  • 3 are from Lake Macquarie LGA 1 in Cardiff Was infectious in community Linked to a worksite exposure 1 in Macquarie Hills Was infectious in community Unlinked. Investigations ongoing 1 in Toronto Was infectious in community Linked to a positive family member

  • 1 is from Port Stephens LGA 1 in Nelson Bay Was infectious in community Linked to Shoal Bay cluster

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

  • 4 of the cases are linked. All were infectious in the community.

  • 439 close contacts are in isolation.