COVID-19 Update 19 August 2021

  • There were 681 new local cases in NSW 474 in hospital 82 in intensive care

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

The 5 new cases take the total number of cases in the current Hunter New England outbreak to 150.

  • 0 are from Maitland LGA

  • 5 are from Newcastle LGA 3 in Jesmond | 0 were infectious in the community 2 Elermore Vale | 2 were infectious in the community

  • 28 people are currently being cared for in hospital.

  • All are linked to previously reported cases.

  • 2 were infectious while in the community.

  • 2 cases are associated with the aged care cluster.

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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.