Covid: Hunter area climbing past Sydney in cases

Filed in Just In by October 8, 2021

WHILE covid numbers in Sydney are decreasing, numbers in regional areas are increasing, with Hunter New England Health third on the list for most cases.

A new genomic strain of delta has been identified in 8 cases in the state, which is being investigated. At this stage there is no evidence this new strain of delta is different in transmissibility or vaccine effectiveness, but investigations are continuing.

Sewerage has tested positive to the virus in Wee Waa and Quirindi.

In the Hunter New England in the past 24 hours:

  • 97 new cases
  • 30 people hospitalised
  • 4 people in intensive care
  • 27 are from Lake Macquarie LGA
  • 23 are from Cessnock LGA
  • 17 are from Maitland LGA
  • 8 are from Tamworth Regional LGA
  • 6 are from Newcastle LGA
  • 6 are from MidCoast LGA
  • 6 are from Singleton LGA
  • 3 are from Port Stephens LGA
  • 1 is from Gunnedah LGA (Curlewis)
Total active cases in some Hunter New England LGAs:
  • 385 – Lake Macquarie
  • 318 – Newcastle
  • 159 – Maitland
  • 141 – Cessnock
  • 56 – Port Stephens
  • 19 – Muswellbrook
  • 17 – Singleton
  • 16 – Gunnedah
  • 13 – Mid Western
  • 11 – Tamworth
  • 2 – Upper Hunter Shire
  • 2 – Dungog
  • 1 – Liverpool Plains
On the Central Coast there are currently 702 active cases.

Statewide covid figures:

  • 648 new cases
  • 856 people hospitalised
  • 170 in intensive care
  • 75 people being ventilated
  • 11 people have died
    • 2 in their 50s
    • 1 in their 60s
    • 4 in their 70s
    • 4 in their 80s
Cases today by local health district:
  • 136 – South Western Sydney
  • 119 – Western Sydney
  • 97 – Hunter New England
  • 52 – Sydney
  • 48 – Illawarra Shoalhaven
  • 42 – South Eastern Sydney
  • 35 – Nepean Blue Mountains
  • 31 – Central Coast LHD
  • 24 -Southern NSW
  • 20 – Northern Sydney
  • 16 – Western NSW
  • 10 – Northern NSW
  • 5 – Far West
  • 4 – Mid North Coast
  • 1 – Murrumbidgee
  • 6 – yet to be assigned to an LHD.

 

 

 

 

 

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