Covid: Hunter New England now highest covid rate

Filed in Just In by October 14, 2021

THE Hunter New England Health district now has the most number of covid cases in the state, with 103 new cases in the past 24 hours, while other Sydney health districts are declining in numbers.

Of the 103 new cases in Hunter New England Health district, 53 were in isolation for their entire infectious period, 41 were infectious in the community and nine are still under investigation.

Case in the HNE Health district by local government area:

  • 19 – Tamworth
  • 18 – Newcastle
  • 16 – Cessnock
  • 15 – Lake Macquarie
  • 13 – Mid Coast
  • 12 – Maitland
  • 8 Port Stephens
  • 2 Gunnedah

Statewide covid numbers:

  • 407 new cases identified
  • 711 people are hospitalised
  • 143 people are in intensive care
  • 75 people are being ventilated
  • 6 people have passed away
    • 2 in their 60s
    • 2 in their 80s
    • 2 in their 90s

Cases by local health district:

  • 103 – Hunter New England
  • 62 – South Western Sydney
  • 61 – Western Sydney
  • 53 – Sydney
  • 31 – South Eastern Sydney
  • 24 – Nepean Blue Mountains
  • 22 – Illawarra Shoalhaven
  • 18 – Central Coast
  • 9 – Northern Sydney
  • 8 – Western NSW
  • 3 – Mid North Coast
  • 3 – Northern NSW
  • 2 – Murrumbidgee
  • 2 – Southern NSW
  • 1 – Far West
  • 1 – in a correctional setting
  • 3 – are yet to be assigned to an LHD.

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