COVID-19 UPDATE 8 SEPTEMBER 2021

11 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the HNE Health area.

The 11 new cases take the total number in the current outbreak to 250. There are currently 123 active cases.

5 are from Lake Macquarie LGA 4 in Wyee Point 2 were infectious in the community 2 were isolating while infectious 2 are unlinked. 2 are linked to household

1 in Swansea Heads Was isolating while infectious Linked to a household contact


3 are from Port Stephens LGA 1 in Salamander Bay Was infectious in community Unlinked. Investigations ongoing

1 in Shoal Bay Was isolating while infectious Linked to a household

1 in Nelson Bay Was isolating while infectious Linked to a household contact


2 are from Newcastle LGA 1 in Shortland Was infectious in community Linked to Dubbo exposure

1 in Tarro Was isolating while infectious Linked to a Thornton household cluster


1 is from Dungog LGA 1 in Dungog Was infectious in community Unlinked (worked at Upper Hunter mine)


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

8 of the cases are linked. 5 were infectious in the community.

529 close contacts are in isolation.