10 March 2020

An additional eight cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed as at 7am today bringing the total number of confirmed cases in NSW to 55.

Confirmed c​ases55*
Cases under investigation618
Cases tested and excluded8361

*Note: 1 is a resident of Victoria and counted in the national numbers as a Victoria case.

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 woman in her 20s , a known contact of a previously confirmed case at Ryde Hospital, a woman in her 40s who recently returned from South Korea and a male in his 20s, a Victorian resident who recently returned from Hong Kong.
  • NSW Health is also following up three other cases; a woman in her 30s, a male in his 70s and a woman in her 40s to identify the source of their infection and trace their close contacts.
  • A woman in her 80s who transferred from Dorothy Henderson Lodge Aged Care Facility to Ryde Hospital.
  • A woman in her 40s who is related to a deceased resident from Dorothy Henderson Lodge Aged Care Facility.

Following confirmation of three cases at St Patrick’s Marist College, Dundas and Willoughby Girls High School, NSW Health is contacting close contacts of the three children to advise them to self-isolate and seek medical advice if they become unwell.

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