COVID19 UPDATE 27 AUGUST

  • There were 882 new local cases in NSW

  • 767 in hospital

  • 117 in intensive care


2 new COVID-19 cases in the Hunter New England area

  • The 2 new cases take the total number in the current outbreak to 170.

  • 1 is from Cessnock LGA 1 in Kurri Kurri 1 infectious in the community

  • 1 is from Port Stephens LGA 1 in Tomago Note: This individual was infected at RPA Hospital in Sydney, where they remain. This case is only attributed to Port Stephens as that is where they permanently reside. There is no risk to the community.

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

  • 1 case is linked.

  • 668 close contacts are in isolation.

Please stay home and only leave if it is absolutely necessary.