08 March 2020

Two additional cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed today bringing the total number of confirmed cases in NSW to 40.

Cases Count
Confirmed c​ases 40
Cases under investigation​ 576
Cases tested and excluded 7361
Total 8,008

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 70s attended St Vincent’s Emergency Department on the 6 March. St Vincent’s Hospital is in the process of contacting patients who may have come in contact with him. The source of his infection is under investigation as he has had no recent overseas travel.
  • A male in his 40s. NSW Health is investigating further to determine close contacts during his infectious period. He is known to have travelled overseas recently.

Eight travellers on the Ruby Princess, which arrived this morning, were assessed by the NSW Health Cruise Ship Health Surveillance team. All have tested negative for COVID-19.

From a case confirmed yesterday, NSW Health is asking anyone who arrived on QR908 which arrived from Doha on 2 March seated in rows 49, 50, 51,52 and 53 on this flight to self-isolate and call their local public health unit for further guidance on 1300 066 055.

From a case previously confirmed, NSW Health is asking anyone who arrived on QF02 which left Singapore on 27 February and arrived in Sydney on 28 February and were seated in rows 31, 32, 33 to self-isolate and call their local public health unit for further guidance on 1300 066 055. This follows confirmation of travel details and seating of a previously confirmed case, a male in his 50s.

From a case previously confirmed, NSW Health is asking anyone who arrived who travelled on QR 906 which left Doha on 29 February and arrived in Sydney on 1 March and were seated in rows 17-21 to self-isolate and call their local public health unit for further guidance on 1300 066 055.

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

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