07 March 2020

An additional two cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed to 9 pm today bringing the total number of confirmed cases in NSW to 36.

Cases Count
Confirme​d cases 36
Cases under investigation 488
Cases tested and excluded 6​,690
Total 7,214

These figures refer to people who are in NSW and have been investigated for or have been diagnosed with novel coronavirus (COVID -19).

The new cases include:

A male in his 60s who recently returned from Italy and is currently under investigation.

A second male in his 40s who is a known close contact of a previously confirmed case. He travelled on two domestic flights on 28 February while symptomatic but before he had been identified as a close contact.

Flight 1: 6.45am QF1509 Sydney to Canberra and Flight 2: 2.35pm VA651 Canberra to Sydney.

NSW Health is asking anyone seated in rows 2-6 in the first flight or rows 3-7 in the second flight to self-isolate and call their local public health unit for further guidance on 1300 066 055.

Anyone else travelling on these flights in other rows are not considered to be close contacts and should monitor their health until 13 March and to contact their GP for assessment and testing if they develop any symptoms.

NSW Health is continuing to find and respond to cases as they are diagnosed to slow any spread of COVID-19 in the community.

More information about close contact and casual contact is available on the NSW Health website.