COVID19 CASE UPDATE 17 AUGUST

  • There were 452 new local cases in NSW

  • 447 in hospital

  • 69 in intensive care

10 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Hunter New England area.


The 10 new cases take the total number of cases in the current outbreak to 130.

  • 5 are from Maitland LGA

  • 3 from Lake Macquarie LGA

  • 2 from Newcastle LGA

Of these 10 cases:

  • 9 are linked to previously reported cases.

  • 1 is still under investigation.

  • 6 were infectious while in the community.

  • 3 infectious during their entire period and 3 for part of their infectious period.

  • No cases were associated with the aged care cluster.

To view the case location map for NSW visit https://bit.ly/NSW_CaseLocations.


NSW Health sends a text message to people who have checked in at close contact venues with further information.


HNE Health also make a follow-up call to close contacts to discuss the isolation and testing requirements. If you have not received a text message, please call 1800 943 553.


Please stay home and only leave if it is absolutely necessary.

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