COVID19 CASE UPDATE 22 AUGUST

  • There were 830 new local cases in NSW

  • 557 in hospital

  • 94 in intensive care

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


The 7 new cases take the total number of cases in the current outbreak to 161 in the Hunter New England area.

  • 3 are from Newcastle LGA 2 in Jesmond & 1 in Islington 3 were infectious in the community

  • 2 are from Lake Macquarie LGA 2 in Edgeworth 0 were infectious in the community

  • 2 are from Cessnock LGA 2 in Branxton 0 were infectious in the community

  • 33 people are currently being cared for in hospital. 0 are in ICU.

  • All cases are linked to previously reported cases.

  • None of today’s cases are associated with the aged care cluster.

  • One case is associated with the Costco site.

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.