COVID19 CASE UPDATE 20 AUGUST
There were 644 new local cases in NSW
470 in hospital
80 in intensive care
3 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Hunter New England area
The 3 new cases take the total number of cases in the current Hunter New England outbreak to 153.
2 are from Newcastle LGA 1 in Wallsend | 0 were infectious in the community 1 in Jesmond | 0 were infectious in the community
1 is from Maitland LGA 1 in Tenambit | 0 were infectious in the community
31 people are currently being cared for in hospital. 0 are in ICU.
All are linked to previously reported cases.
0 were infectious while in the community.
0 cases are 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.