COVID-19 UPDATE 8 OCTOBER 2021

  • There were 646 new local cases in NSW.

  • 856 in hospital.

  • 170 in intensive care.


The Statewide vaccination rates confirmed by NSW Health are:

  • 89.4% first dose

  • 70.3% second dose (fully vaccinated)


HNE Health have confirmed 97 new cases COVID-19 for the New England Health Area.

The 97 new cases take the total number in the current outbreak to 1,532. There are currently 1,014 active cases.

  • 17 are from Maitland LGA - 6 in Woodberry - 4 in Ashtonfield - 2 in Aberglasslyn - 2 in South Maitland - 1 in East Maitland - 1 in Metford - 1 in Telarah

  • 27 are from Lake Macquarie LGA - 4 in Warners Bay - 3 in Mount Hutton - 2 in Hillsborough - 2 in Teralba - 2 in Tingara Heights - 2 in Windale - 2 in Gateshead - 1 in Belmont North - 1 in Cardiff Heights - 1 in Charlestown - 1 in Edgeworth - 1 in Macquarie Hills - 1 in Marmong Point - 1 in Speers Point - 1 in Toronto - 1 in Valentine - 1 in Yarrawonga Park

  • 23 are from Cessnock LGA - 8 in Cessnock - 5 in Paxton - 4 in Ellalong - 3 in Kurri Kurri - 1 in Aberdare - 1 in Kitchener - 1 in Weston

  • 8 are from Tamworth Regional LGA - 5 in West Tamworth - 3 in Tamworth

  • 6 are from Newcastle LGA - 3 in Mayfield - 1 in Tarro - 1 in Fletcher - 1 in Cooks Hill

  • 6 are from MidCoast LGA - 3 in Taree - 2 in Nabiac - 1 in Minimbah

  • 6 are from Singleton LGA - 4 in Singleton - 1 in Singleton Heights - 1 in Hunterview

  • 3 are from Port Stephens LGA - 2 in Medowie - 1 in Raymond Terrace

  • 1 is from Gunnedah LGA - 1 in Curlewis

  • 30 of the total active cases are currently being cared for in hospital. 4 are currently in ICU.

  • 65 are linked, 10 are unlinked, and 21 are still under investigation.

  • 34 were infectious in the community. - 42 were isolating while infectious. - 21 are still under investigation.


All testing sites can be located via https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/.../covi.../Pages/clinics.aspx