AN additional eight cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been diagnosed since Hunter New England Health's update yesterday.
It is the first time in nine days the reported addition has been limited to a single digit.
This tally, which was recorded at 8pm on Monday, March 30, brings the total number of Hunter New England confirmed cases to 208.
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 on Sunday.
Te total number of confirmed cases at Cessnock remains at 16 while two of the additional confirmed cases have been recorded in Maitland to town's tally to 23.
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
Monday, March 30 - 208
Currently 12 COVID-19 patients are being cared for in our hospitals, seven in ICU.
Of the 208 cases, 33 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.
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