11 March 2020

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.

Confirmed cases65*
Cases under investigation1,004
Cases tested and excluded9,152

*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:

  • three women in their 20s and 30s who have recently returned from Italy together
  • one case, of a man in his 70s, who is a contact of a resident from Dorothy Henderson Lodge Aged Care Facility.

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, and Nepean.

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.