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.