NSW HEALTH has confirmed at least one case of COVID-19 in the Singleton LGA while nearby the Upper Hunter Shire has also reported its first positive test for the virus.
According to the NSW Health website, which is providing constant updates on the spread of novel coronavirus, there are between one and four cases in both regions.
Daily wellness checks continue to be undertaken with all other confirmed cases in the district.
Earlier in the afternoon 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
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.