COVID19 UPDATE 3 SEPTEMBER 2021

  • There were 1,431 new local cases in NSW.

  • 979 in hospital.

  • 160 in intensive care.


HNE Health have confirmed 10 new cases COVID-19 for the New England Health Area.


The 10 new cases take the total number in the current outbreak to 203. There are currently 84 active cases.

  • 1 from Maitland LGA 1 in Raworth Was isolating while infectious Linked to current positive household case

  • 4 are from Port Stephens LGA 3 in Salamander Bay Were isolating while infectious Linked to current positive household case 1 in Heatherbrae Was infectious in community Unlinked. Investigations ongoing

  • 2 from Lake Macquarie LGA 1 in Swansea Heads Was isolating while infectious Linked to current positive household case 1 in Whitebridge Was isolating while infectious Linked to current positive household case

  • 2 from Newcastle LGA 1 in North Lambton Was isolating while infectious Linked to current positive household case 1 in New Lambton Was infectious in community Unlinked. Investigations ongoing.

  • 1 from Armidale LGA 1 in Castle Doyle Was infectious in community Unlinked. Investigations ongoing.

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

  • 7 of the cases are linked. 4 were infectious in the community.

  • 649 close contacts are in isolation.

UPDATE

HNE Health have confirmed that it was a false alarm for the Upper Hunter.

They have been informed that the laboratory who did the testing of the reported Upper Hunter case was using a previous address.

The positive case resides in Sydney. The case has not visited the Upper Hunter and there is no risk to the Upper Hunter community.