Hunter New England Health confirms ten new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday evening to bring tally to 218

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 218 after an additional 10 were confirmed on Tuesday 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 218 after an additional 10 were confirmed on Tuesday night.

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

This tally, which was recorded at 8pm on Tuesday, March 31, brings the total number of Hunter New England confirmed cases to 218.

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.

The total number of confirmed cases at Cessnock has risen from 16 to 20 while another two of the additional cases have been recorded in Maitland to town's tally to 25.

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, March 23 - 72

Tuesday, March 24 - 103

Wednesday, March 25 - 124

Thursday, March 26 - 142

Friday, March 27 - 167

Saturday, March 28 - 189

Sunday, March 29 - 200

Monday, March 30 - 208

Tuesday, March 31 - 218

Currently 12 COVID-19 patients are being cared for in our hospitals, six in ICU.

Of the 218 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 at this link:

This information can be found here - click link