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.