Regional NSW on high alertAug 06, 2021
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As COVID-19 case numbers continue to rise in Greater Sydney and Newcastle, regional NSW remains on high alert.
There have been no COVID-19 cases on the Mid North Coast and the latest sewage testing has returned negative results, however, it is more important than ever that we remain vigilant and strictly adhere to the COVID-safe measures we have all become accustomed to.
NSW recorded 291 new cases of community transmission to 8pm yesterday, including 48 who were infectious in the community.
There are currently 304 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 50 people in intensive care, 22 of whom require ventilation.
A short time ago Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant announced a further two COVID-19 cases in the Newcastle area, bringing the total there to seven cases.
From 5pm yesterday, new restrictions were introduced for Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Port Stephens, Singleton, Dungog, Muswellbrook and Cessnock that will remain in place until 12.01am Friday 13 August.
Stay-at-home orders apply to all people who live in these areas and anyone who has been there on or after 31 July.
The rules are the same as those already in place across Greater Sydney, including the Central Coast.
Everyone in these areas (and those who have been there on or after 31 July) must stay at home unless you have a reasonable excuse to leave. They also cannot have visitors in their home, except in limited circumstances. This applies to all social visits from those outside your household, including family and friends.
The Mid North Coast Local Health District sincerely appreciates the significant contribution of health care teams across the region who continue to support our communities.
Please remember to access the NSW Government website for the latest COVID-19 information.