Hunter New England Health confirms 11 additional COVID-19 cases on Sunday to bring tally to 200

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 200 after an additional 11 were confirmed on Sunday 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 200 after an additional 11 were confirmed on Sunday night.

AN additional 11 cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been diagnosed since Hunter New England Health's update yesterday.

This tally, which was recorded at 8pm on Sunday, March 29, brings the total number of Hunter New England confirmed cases to 200.

Hunter New England Health authorities have confirmed that there is still between 'one and four' confirmed cases in Singleton.

New South Wales Health also released information that the Muswellbrook Shire confirmed its first case yesterday while neighbouring towns Maitland (21) and Cessnock (16) continue to surge.

BY THE NUMBERS: Statistics of the 200 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Hunter New England Health area have been released by authorities this afternoon.

BY THE NUMBERS: Statistics of the 200 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

Sunday, March 29 - 200

Currently 11 COVID-19 patients are being cared for in our hospitals, six 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.

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