18 NEW LOCAL CASES
COVID UPDATE - 11.10am Tuesday September 21
There were 18 new cases reported in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. These new cases take the total number in the local outbreak to 476.
OF THOSE NEW CASES:
8 are from Lake Macquarie LGA
- 3 in Mount Hutton
- 3 in Toronto
- 1 in Booragul
- 1 in Coal Point
5 are from Newcastle LGA
- 3 in Tarro
- 1 in Mayfield
- 1 in Jesmond
2 are from Maitland LGA
- 1 in Metford
- 1 in Aberglasslyn
1 is from Cessnock LGA
- 1 in Greta
1 is from Muswellbrook LGA
- 1 in Muswellbrook
1 is from Glen Innes Severn LGA
- 1 in Glen Innes
(All current exposure sites are on the link below. If a suburb is not on the list, it simply has no current exposure sites)
STATUS AND CLOSE CONTACTS: Of those new cases, 14 are linked, 3 are unlinked and 1 is still under investigation. Unfortunately, 12 were infectious in the community, 5 were isolating while infectious and 1 is still under investigation.
We still have 849 close contacts isolating in the local region.
There are currently 304 active cases in the local region. While one local person has died, 171 local people have now fully recovered.
11 local people are being cared for in hospital. None are
EXPOSURE SITES: A number of new exposure sites have been announced by Hunter-New England Health overnight. They include Newcastle Airport and sites at Warners Bay, Morisset, Glendale, Cessnock, Salamander Bay, The Junction, Waratah and Cameron Park. Full details HERE
STATEWIDE: There were 1022 new cases reported throughout NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. Sadly, another 10 deaths were recorded over the past 24 hours.
Of the 10 people who died with COVID-19, six were not vaccinated, two people had received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and two people – a woman in her 90s and a man in his 80s, both with serious underlying health conditions – had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. There have been 255 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since 16 June 2021 and 311 in total since the start of the pandemic.
HOSPITALISATIONS: There are now 1266 people currently being treated for Covid-19 in NSW hospitals, with 244 in ICU and 118 requiring ventilators.
FRIENDS BUBBLE FOR KIDS: The State Government last night signed off on a 'Friends Bubble' for children under 18. There are conditions attached. See my website HERE
for more details.
PRIORITY VACCINATIONS: Priority vaccination appointments are available at the Belmont vaccination hub for health care workers, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members, school and child care staff, Year 12 students and pregnant women. To book (or to bring an existing priority appointment forward), phone 1800 570 575 or send an email to:
VACCINATION RATES: Across NSW, 82.5 per cent of the over-16 population has received a first dose COVID-19 vaccine, and 53 per cent are fully vaccinated to 11.59pm on Sunday 19 September 2021.
TESTING: Testing rates in the Hunter region remain worrying low. Please don't be complacent. If you experience any symptoms, please get tested as a precaution.
QUESTIONS: Please see my Facebook or Website pages for answers to frequently asked questions. Service NSW also has a 24/7 hotline where people are available to answer questions. You can reach them on 13 77 88.
STAY SAFE, stay vigilant, and stay home unless you absolutely have to go somewhere.