Port Stephens COVID outbreak: Daily update of COVID case numbers and locations across the LGA

Exposure times at Anna Bay IGA have been adjusted.
Exposure times at Anna Bay IGA have been adjusted.

COVID-19 exposure sites

Health advice for anyone who visited these venues at the same time as the infected case is to get tested immediately and self-isolate until you get a negative result.

  • IGA Anna Bay: Sunday, September 12 from 3:30pm to 4pm, Monday, September 13 from 7:30am to 8am and Monday, September 13 from 12:15pm to 12:45pm
  • Woolworths Nelson Bay: Monday, September 13 between 5.25pm and 6.25pm
  • Coles Salamander Bay: Sunday, September 5 between 3.20pm and 3.50pm, Monday, September 13 from 12pm (noon) to 12.30pm, Wednesday, September 15 from 8.05am to 9am
  • PETQuarters Taylors Beach: Sunday, September 12 from 10.20am to 10.45am
  • Newcastle Airport - check-in hall, security screening, departure lounge and facilities: Friday, September 17 from 2.20pm and 3.35pm
  • FoodWorks Salt Ash: Friday, September 17 from 2.05pm to 2.10pm
  • Raymond Terrace Family Practice: Sunday, September 12 between 3.25pm and 4pm

COVID case numbers

Case numbers across the state are updated by NSW Health while Hunter New England Health provides a regional break down each morning about 11am. The numbers record cases up to 8pm the day before.

Friday, September 24: Two cases

  • Two cases in Raymond Terrace

Of the 38 new cases in the HNEH District overnight, two are from Port Stephens. It is the first time in 10 days that Raymond Terrace has recorded COVID cases. There were 14 cases recorded for Newcastle, eight in Lake Macquarie, seven in Cessnock, five in Maitland, one in Muswellbrook and one in the Mid-Coast LGA.

Thursday, September 23: One case

  • One case in Medowie

Of the 41 cases posted in the HNEH District overnight, one was from Port Stephens. The total number of cases for the district in the current outbreak - since August 5 - is 562. There are currently 347 active cases in the district. Lake Macquarie posted the highest number of cases: 26. Seven are from Newcastle, two in Cessnock, two in Maitland, two in Muswellbrook, one from the Mid-Coast LGA.

Wednesday, September 22: One case

  • One case in Tanilba Bay

Forty-five cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in Hunter New England Local Health District in the 24 hours to 8pm on Tuesday. This brings the total number of cases in the district to 521 since August 5. Of the new cases 20 are from Newcastle, 19 from Lake Macquarie, three are from Maitland, two from Cessnock and one from Port Stephens.

Tuesday, September 21: No cases

There were 18 new cases in the HNEH District on Tuesday but none were in Port Stephens. It is the second time in the past three days that the Port has recorded no cases. There are currently 304 active cases in the district.

Monday, September 20: Two cases

  • Two cases in Tanilba Bay

Sunday, September 19: No cases

Thirteen new cases were posted for the Hunter New England Health District on Sunday but none were in Port Stephens. Nine were from Newcastle, three in Lake Macquarie and one from Maitland. Since August 5, there have been 434 COVID cases in the health district, 267 are currently active.

Saturday, September 18: One case

  • One case in Anna Bay

Of the 30 new cases in the Hunter New England Health District, one was from Port Stephens - in Anna Bay. There are currently 256 active cases across the health district. Of Saturday's cases, 16 are from Lake Macquarie, seven from Newcastle, five are from Maitland and one from Cessnock.

Friday, September 17: Two cases

  • Of the 24 cases in the HNEH District, two were from Port Stephens. One each in Nelson Bay and Tanilba Bay.

Of the 24 cases, 12 were infectious in the community, seven were isolating while infectious and the source of infection for five cases are still under investigation.

Thursday, September 16: One case

  • One case in Boat Harbour

The Port Stephens LGA posted one of the 16 new cases in the HNEH District overnight. Six are from Lake Macquarie, five from Newcastle, three from Cessnock and one other from Gunnedah. Ten of the 17 cases were infectious while in the community (HNEH is no longer distinguishing which cases were active in the community while infectious), five were isolating while infectious and one is under investigation. 612 close contacts of infectious cases are in isolation.

Thursday was a significant turning point for the area as the lockdown was lifted in parts of the Hunter. Dungog, Muswellbrook, Singleton and Upper Hunter came out of the lockdown at 1pm on Thursday as they had not recorded fresh cases in 14 days and were deemed low risk.

Wednesday, September 15: Two cases

  • One case each in Shoal Bay and Fingal Bay

The Port's cases were two of 27 recorded in the Hunter New England Health District overnight. There were eight cases in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie, six in Maitland and three from Cessnock. Twelve of the 27 cases were infectious while in the community, however HNEH is no longer distinguishing which cases were active in the community while infectious. NSW recorded 1259 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Tuesday, September 14: One case

  • One case in Raymond Terrace.

Monday, September 13: Four cases

  • One case each in Salamander Bay, Nelson Bay, Anna Bay and Soldiers Point.

Hunter New England Health said that due to the high percentage of infectious people in the community and the geographical spread, "our public health advice is that there is no longer a public health benefit to break these down for each individual case and suburb" as the district has done for the past two weeks.

Sunday, September 12: One case

  • One case in Soldiers Point. Was infectious in community. Linked to known case.

Saturday, September 11: One case

  • One from Fern Bay. Was infectious in the community. Linked to a household contact.

Friday, September 10: Eight cases

  • One in Anna Bay. Infectious status under investigation. Unlinked. Investigations ongoing.
  • Two in Fingal Bay. Linked to a positive family member. Were isolating while infectious.
  • One in Fern Bay. Infectious in community. Linked to a visitor from Sydney.
  • One in Heatherbrae. Was isolating while infectious. Linked to Motto Farm Hotel cluster.
  • One in Nelson Bay. Infectious in community. Linked to a positive family member.
  • One in Shoal Bay. Was isolating while infectious. Linked to a household contact.
  • One in Soldiers Point. Infectious in community. Unlinked. Investigation ongoing.

Thursday, September 9: Four cases

  • All four are in Nelson Bay. All four were infectious while in the community. The cases are unlinked. Health is investigating the source of the infections.

Wednesday, September 8: Three cases

  • One in Salamander Bay, was infectious in the community. The case is unlinked and investigations are ongoing.
  • One in Shoal Bay, was isolating while infectious, linked to a household
  • One in Nelson Bay, was isolating while infectious, linked to a household contact

Tuesday, September 7: Two cases

  • Two in Shoal Bay, linked to the Shoal Bay cluster. Both were infectious while in the community.

Monday, September 6: One case

  • One in Nelson Bay, linked to the Shoal Bay cluster. Was infectious while in the community.

Of the five cases in the Hunter, Hunter New England Health said four are linked to known exposures or family clusters and one case remains under investigation.

Sunday, September 5: Seven cases

  • Two in Salamander Bay, isolating at home, linked to Shoal Bay cluster
  • Two in Medowie, isolating at home, linked to Shoal Bay cluster
  • One in Heatherbrae, was isolating, linked to Motto Farm Motel cluster
  • One in Nelson Bay, was infectious in the community, linked to Motto Farm Motel cluster
  • One in Shoal Bay, was infectious in the community, linked to Shoal Bay cluster

Saturday, September 4: Ten cases

  • Five cases in Shoal Bay. The cases were infectious while in the community.
  • Two in Heatherbrae. The cases were infectious while in the community.
  • Two in Fingal Bay. These cases are linked to a previous case. The cases were infectious while in the community.
  • One in Medowie. The case was infectious while in the community.

The 10 Port Stephens cases were part of the 15 announced for the Hunter on Saturday. Hunter New England Health said 10 of the 15 cases were linked to known exposures or family clusters, and the remaining five are still under investigation. Three cases of the 15 are linked to the Motto Farm Motel cluster (Heatherbrae).

Friday, September 3: Four cases

  • Three cases from Salamander Bay are part of a family group which has been isolating after a member of the household tested positive the day before
  • One in Heatherbrae. Was infectious in the community. The case is unlinked and is being investigated.

Thursday, September 2: Two cases

  • One in Shoal Bay. Was infectious in the community. The case is unlinked and is being investigated.
  • One in Salamander Bay. Was infectious in the community. This case is linked to a known exposure.

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