COVID19 CASE UPDATE 18 AUGUST
There were 633 new local cases in NSW
462 in hospital
77 in intensive care
15 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Hunter New England area
The 15 new cases take the total number of cases in the current Hunter New England outbreak to 145.
2 from Maitland LGA. 1 from Ashtonfield |0 were infectious in the community 1 from Bolwarra Heights | 0 were infectious in the community
10 are from Newcastle LGA 8 in Elermore Vale | 3 were infectious in the community 1 New Lambton | 1 was infectious in the community 1 in New Lambton Heights | 0 infectious in the community
3 from Lake Macquarie LGA 2 in Cardiff | 2 were infectious in the community 1 from Barnsley | 0 infectious in the community
All are linked to previously reported cases.
7 were infectious while in the community.
1 case was 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.