AN additional 22 cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been diagnosed since Hunter New England Health's update yesterday.
This tally, which was recorded at 8pm on Saturday, March 28, brings the total number of Hunter New England confirmed cases to 189.
Hunter New England Health authorities have confirmed that there is only one in Singleton.
Confirmed COVID-19 cases by Hunter New England Health
Thursday, March 19 - 13
Friday, March 20 - 18
Saturday, March 21 - 26
Sunday, March 22 - 30
Sunday night, March 22 - 47
Monday night, March 23 - 72
Tuesday night, March 24 - 103
Wednesday night, March 25 - 124
Thursday night, March 26 - 142
Friday, March 27 - 167
Saturday, March 28 - 189
Currently eight COVID-19 patients are being cared for in our hospitals, five in ICU.
Daily wellness checks continue to be undertaken with all other confirmed cases in the District.
Of the 189 cases, two have recovered so far.
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.
NSW Health now has information on its website showing COVID-19 statistics broken down by Local Government Area.
This information can be found here - click link