Covid update - Tuesday
31st August 2021
TWO NEW LOCAL CASES
COVID UPDATE - 11.10am Tuesday August 31
There were two new cases in the Hunter Region in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. This brings the total number of cases in the local outbreak to 184.
Of those new cases:
- 1 is from Lake Macquarie LGA (Windale, was isolating while infectious, case is linked to a known exposure case at Windale)
- 1 is from Port Stephens LGA (Raymond Terrace, was infectious in the community, linked to a Dubbo exposure site).
8 local people are currently being cared for in hospital and 1 of those is in ICU.
There are now 615 close contacts of local cases who are in isolation.
STATEWIDE: There were 1164 new cases recorded throughout NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. Another three deaths were recorded in Sydney overnight.
There have been 96 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since 16 June 2021, and 152 in total since the start of the pandemic.
There have been 21,208 locally acquired cases reported statewide since 16 June 2021, when the first case in this outbreak was reported. .
HOSPITALISATIONS: There are 871 people currently being treated for Covid-19 in NSW hospitals, with 143 in ICU and 58 on ventilators.
TESTING: Testing numbers in the Hunter Region are becoming a significant concern. I posted the latest data yesterday and it reflects a large drop in testing numbers over the past two weeks. Please get tested if you experience the smallest of symptoms, particularly if you've been near any of the exposure locations.
EXPOSURE SITES: A number of new exposure sites have been listed over the past 24 hours. They are predominantly in the Maitland area but include sites at Charlestown and Whitebridge. These latest sites can be viewed on my website here.
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.
Please stay safe, stay vigilant, and stay home unless you absolutely have to go somewhere.