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.