As at 1pm today, an additional 13 cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed since our last update at 1pm, March 11, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in NSW to 78.
*Note: 1 is a resident of Victoria and counted in the national numbers as a Victoria case.
The new cases include:
Of these cases, one is a barista who worked at Pastadelli, 11 Railway Avenue, Wahroonga on the following dates:
There is no ongoing risk to people attending the café.
The risk to customers who visited the café on these dates is extremely low, particularly if the time spent in the café was brief. However, as a precaution, we are asking customers to monitor for symptoms for 14 days after their last visit to the café in the period of interest.
Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, runny nose or shortness of breath.
These customers do not need to self-isolate unless they develop symptoms. If anyone who visited the café during these times develops any of the symptoms of COVID-19, we ask them to seek clinical assessment.
Testing for any customers who develop any symptoms can be undertaken via their GP, or at the COVID-19 testing clinic at Hornsby Hospital. This clinic is open from 10am to 8pm and can be accessed via the emergency department at Hornsby Hospital.
Another case, a 14 year old female, is a school student who did not attend school while infectious. The child posed no risk to others at their school as they were away from school during the time they would have been infectious. We are currently working with the family to assess their circumstances.
If you have travelled overseas to another country in the past 14 days you should self-monitor for symptoms, practise social distancing as much as possible and immediately isolate yourself if you become unwell.
Social distancing means separating yourself from other people as much as possible when you’re in public places, and avoiding crowded places. Practically, you should:
During the 14 days you are asked to practise social distancing, you can travel to work or school using public transport if you have no other way of travelling there. Please try to separate yourself from other passengers as much as possible
Social distancing is an effective measure, but it is recognised that it cannot be practised in all situations and the aim is to reduce potential for transmission. It is important that everyone does their part to limit spread of COVID-19. This will help protect vulnerable people in our community and reduce the burden on our hospitals
Should widespread transmission occur a range of public health measures will be considered, including the approach to large-scale events. If you have returned from overseas, you should avoid large public gatherings. Otherwise, people should go about their business as usual. That includes attending public events. The Australian Health Protection Principal Committee will provide this advice.
If you develop a fever or respiratory symptoms, please:
If you have symptoms it is important that you do not go to work, school/university/childcare, the gym, or public areas, and you should not use public transport, taxis, or ride-sharing services. If you need to seek medical care wear a surgical mask if available when attending.