As at 1pm today, an additional
4 cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed since our last update at 8pm, March 10,
bringing the total number of confirmed cases in NSW to 65.
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:
COVID-19/Flu clinics are being
established within all local health districts across NSW to assess and diagnose
patients with possible COVID-19 infections and other respiratory illness such
as influenza as we approach the winter season.
NSW Health is also expanding
the laboratory capacity across public hospitals and private laboratories to
scale up the analytical testing to determine the results of those tests.
Currently, NSW Health
laboratories have capacity to perform more than 1,000 tests a day at three
public hospitals at Randwick, Westmead, and Liverpool, and they will soon be
joined by four more hospitals: Royal North Shore, Royal Prince Alfred, John Hunter,
NSW Health has engaged private
pathology laboratories to assist in the collection of samples from people who
require COVID-19 testing.
NSW Health is continuing to
find and respond to cases as they are diagnosed to slow any spread of COVID-19
in the community.