Hunter New England Health confirms 21 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday evening to bring tally to 124

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 124 after an additional 21 were confirmed on Wednesday 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 124 after an additional 21 were confirmed on Wednesday night.

AN additional 21 cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been diagnosed since Hunter New England Health's update yesterday.

This tally, which was recorded at 8pm on Wednesday, March 24, brings the total number of Hunter New England confirmed cases to 124.

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

Wednesday night - 124

BY THE NUMBERS: Statistics of the 124 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Hunter New England Health area have been released by authorities this afternoon.

BY THE NUMBERS: Statistics of the 124 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Hunter New England Health area have been released by authorities this afternoon.

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.

More information on cases and testing is available on the NSW Health website.