COVID19 UPDATE 1 SEPTEMBER 2021

  • There were 1,116 new local cases in NSW

  • 917 in hospital

  • 150 in intensive care


HNE Health have confirmed 6 new cases COVID-19 for the New England Health Area.


The 6 new cases take the total number in the current outbreak to 189. There are currently 77 active cases.

  • 4 are from Lake Macquarie LGA 1 in Whitebridge Was infectious in community Linked to a known exposure 1 in Belmont Was infectious in community Linked to a known exposure 1 in Swansea Heads Was infectious in community Linked to a known exposure 1 in Catherine Hill Bay Was infectious in community Linked to a known exposure

  • 2 are from Newcastle LGA 1 in Jesmond Was infectious in community Unkown link. Investigations ongoing. 1 in Elermore Vale Was isolating while infectious Linked to a known exposure


  • 10 people are currently being cared for in hospital. 1 is in ICU.

  • 5 of the cases are linked. 5 were infectious in the community.

  • 646 close contacts are in isolation.

Note: the case reported yesterday from Windale has since been excluded following multiple repeat tests yesterday that returned negative results.