WEEKLY COVID UPDATE - October 14, Lake Macquarie
Sorry I'm a bit late with this week's update. Worth noting that from today, NSW Health has changed the rules around isolation periods for people with Covid. In short, there is no longer a mandatory 7-day isolation period and you are only required to stay home for as long as you're sick with obvious symptoms, in the same way you'd treat a bad flu. If you have Covid or flu-like symptoms, though, stay home and stay away from high-risk settings such as hospitals, disability and aged care facilities in particular.
Lives lost in Hunter Health district in past week: 7 (Down 5 on previous week)
Lives lost in Hunter Health district since start of pandemic: 522 (Up 7 on previous week)
Lives lost in NSW since start of pandemic: 5392 (Up 37 on previous week)
Active cases in Lake Macquarie: 560 (Down 66 on previous week)
New cases in Hunter Health district in past week: 1332 (Down 94 on previous week)
New cases in NSW in past week: 9678 (Down 1366 on previous week)
Hospitalisations in the Hunter this week: 18 (Down 11 on previous week)
Admitted to ICU in the Hunter this week: 4 (Same as previous week)
All data issued by NSW Health on October 13. All data relates to week ending October 8.