Hunter New England Health has responded to public pleas to know the local government areas where cases of COVID-19 have occurred.
"People have indicated they are curious about where the cases are occurring in Hunter New England," public health physician Dr Dave Durrheim said.
"I have said they are scattered everywhere, and today (Thursday, March 26) you will see on the map that this is the case."
The Newcastle Herald reported yesterday the map shows there have been 18 confirmed cases in the Mid Coast local government area, 15 in the Hunter Valley, 12 in the New England regions, 19 in the Newcastle local government area, five in Port Stephens, 24 in Lake Macquarie, and six in Maitland.
Meanwhile, as at 8pm, Wednesday, March 25, an additional 21 cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed, bringing the total number of Hunter New England confirmed cases to 124.
Breakdown by age and sex:
- 0-9 years: nil
- 10-19 years: 2 females, 1 male
- 20-29 years: 11 women, 3 men
- 30-39 years: 6 women, 7 men
- 40-49 years: 3 women, 2 men
- 50-59 years: 12 women, 10 men
- 60-69 years: 15 women, 16 men
- 70-79 years: 15 women, 10 men
- 80-89 years: 6 women, 5 men
- 90-100 years: nil
The source of the virus in 93 of these cases was overseas.
Currently five COVID-19 patients are being cared for in HNEH hospitals, two in ICU.
Hunter New England Health is update media daily on the number of new cases of COVID-19.
Daily wellness checks continue to be undertaken with all other confirmed cases in the district. Hunter New England Health is contacting close contacts of the new cases, who are being asked to self-isolate for 14 days from last contact. They will be contacted every day to check that they are well and any contact who develops COVID-19 symptoms will be tested for the infection.
More information on cases and testing is available on the NSW Health website.
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