There were 1,220 new local cases in NSW.

1,151 in hospital.

192 in intensive care.

HNE Health have confirmed 7 new cases COVID-19 for the New England Health Area.

The 7 new cases take the total number in the current outbreak to 239. There are currently 109 active cases.

  • 1 is from Maitland LGA 1 in Thornton Was isolating while infectious Linked to a household contact

  • 2 are from Lake Macquarie LGA 1 in Hillsborough Was infectious in community Linked to a positive household case 1 in Cooranbong Was isolating while infectious Linked to a close contact

  • 2 are from Port Stephens LGA 2 in Shoal Bay Both were infectious in community Linked to Shoal Bay cluster

  • 1 is from Newcastle LGA 1 in Elermore Vale Was infectious in community Unlinked. Investigations ongoing

  • 1 is from Mid-Coast LGA 1 in Booral Was isolating while infectious Unlinked. Investigations ongoing

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

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

  • 463 close contacts are in isolation.