COVID-19 UPDATE 9 SEPTEMBER 2021

  • There were 1,405 new local cases in NSW.

  • 1,175 in hospital.

  • 202 in intensive care.

HNE Health have confirmed 12 new cases COVID-19 for the New England Health Area.


The 12 new cases take the total number in the current outbreak to 262. There are currently 123 active cases.

  • 1 is from Cessnock LGA 1 in Heddon Greta Was infectious in community Linked to Upper Hunter mine

  • 4 are from Port Stephens LGA 4 in Nelson Bay All 4 were infectious in community Unlinked. Investigations ongoing

  • 4 are from Newcastle LGA 2 in Adamstown Heights Were isolating while infectious Linked to household contact 1 in North Lambton Was infectious in community Linked to a workplace 1 in Kotara Was infectious in community Unlinked. Investigations ongoing

  • 3 is from Lake Macquarie LGA 1 in Catherine Hill Bay Was isolating while infectious Linked to household contact 1 in Dora Creek Was infectious in community Linked to a community member 1 in Woodrising Was infectious in community Unlinked. Investigations ongoing

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

6 of the cases are linked. 9 were infectious in the community.

456 close contacts are in isolation.


Maitland

  • The case reported from Heddon Greta initially reported as from the Maitland LGA has since been updated by HNE Health to be in the Cessnock LGA.


Narrabri

  • Late yesterday evening, the District was notified of a person who tested positive to COVID-19 in Narrabri.

  • This case will be confirmed in tomorrow’s case numbers.

  • This person is a QLD resident who recently visited Sydney before travelling to Narrabri, where they work.

  • They are now being cared for in Tamworth Hospital.

  • The case was infectious while in the community, so we are asking anyone in that community to come forward for testing even if they have very mild symptoms.

  • A drive-through COVID-19 testing facility has been set up at Narrabri Hospital commencing today. It will operate from 9am to 3.30pm and will continue into the weekend.