24 NEW LOCAL CASES
COVID UPDATE - 11.10am Friday September 17
Local numbers have unfortunately jumped up again today. There were 24 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 391.
There are currently 219 active cases in the local region. While one local person has died, 171 local people have now fully recovered.
OF THOSE NEW CASES:
8 are from Lake Macquarie LGA
- 2 in Toronto
- 1 in Wangi Wangi
- 1 in Balcolyn
- 1 in Mount Hutton
- 1 in Edgeworth
- 1 in Glendale
- 1 in Belmont South
10 are from Newcastle LGA
- 3 in Wallsend
- 3 in Elermore Vale
- 1 in Mayfield
- 1 in North Lambton
- 1 in Bar Beach
- 1 in Mayfield East
2 are from Port Stephens LGA
- 1 in Nelson Bay
- 1 in Tanilba Bay
2 are from Singleton LGA
- 2 in Singleton
1 is from Maitland LGA
- 1 in Rutherford
1 is from Glen Innes Severn LGA
- 1 in Glen Innes
(All current exposure sites on the link below)
STATUS AND CLOSE CONTACTS: Of those new cases, 12 were infectious in the community, 7 were isolating while infectious, and 5 are still under investigation. We also have 417 close contacts in the local area who are in isolation.
11 local people are being cared for in hospital. Two are
EXPOSURE SITES: Hunter-New England Health has named a number of new exposure sites overnight. They include additional times at Wangi IGA, as well as sites at Toronto, Mayfield, Newcastle, Kotara, Maitland and Islington. Full details on my website HERE
STATEWIDE: There were 1284 new cases reported throughout NSW in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. Sadly, 12 more deaths were recorded over the past 24 hours, including three in Dubbo and one on the Central Coast.
There have been 222 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since 16 June 2021, and 278 in total since the start of the pandemic.
There have been 43,779 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021, when the first case in this outbreak was reported.
HOSPITALISATIONS: The number of people in hospital, ICU and on ventilators continues to rise. There are now 1245 people currently being treated for Covid-19 in NSW hospitals, with 228 in ICU and 112 requiring ventilators.
VACCINATIONS: Across NSW, 80.7 per cent of the over-16 population has received a first dose COVID-19 vaccine, and 49.6 per cent are fully vaccinated to 11:59pm on Wednesday 15 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.