AN additional 31 cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been diagnosed since Hunter New England Health's update yesterday.
This tally, which was recorded at 8pm on Tuesday, March 24, brings the total number of Hunter New England confirmed cases to 103.
Confirmed COVID-19 cases by Hunter New England Health
Thursday - 13
Friday - 18
Saturday - 26
Sunday - 30
Sunday night - 47
Monday night - 72
Tuesday night - 103
Currently five COVID-19 patients are being cared for in our hospitals, two in ICU.
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.