Hunter New England Health confirms eight new COVID-19 cases on Monday evening to bring tally to 208

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 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.

BY THE NUMBERS: Statistics of the 208 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Hunter New England Health area have been released by authorities this afternoon.

BY THE NUMBERS: Statistics of the 208 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

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