Hunter New England Health confirms 22 new COVID-19 cases on Friday evening to bring tally to 189

SURGE CONTINUES: The total number of COVID-19 cases in the Hunter New England Health region (an area stretching from Newcastle to Tamworth) has reached 167 after an additional 25 were confirmed on Friday night.
SURGE CONTINUES: The total number of COVID-19 cases in the Hunter New England Health region (an area stretching from Newcastle to Tamworth) has reached 167 after an additional 25 were confirmed on Friday night.

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.

BY THE NUMBERS: Statistics of the 189 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Hunter New England Health area have been released by authorities this afternoon.

BY THE NUMBERS: Statistics of the 189 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Hunter New England Health area have been released by authorities this afternoon.

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

This story UPDATE (4PM): Hunter New England Health confirms 22 additional COVID-19 cases first appeared on The Singleton Argus.