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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