As at 8pm, Tuesday, 31 March 2020, an additional 150 cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed, since 8pm 30 March, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in NSW to 2,182.
There are 218 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health, including 42 cases in our Intensive Care Units and, of those, 22 require ventilators at this stage. More than 50 per cent of the remainder of cases being treated by NSW Health are through Hospital in the Home services.
Sadly, a female patient in her 90’s from the Dorothy Henderson Lodge died yesterday on-site at the residential care facility.
NSW Health passes on our condolences to the family of this patient. Nine people have now died in NSW having tested positive to COVID-19.
The 14-day isolation period for passengers from most cruise ships that came into Sydney, including Ovation of the Seas, Voyager of the Seas, Celebrity Solstice and Ruby Princess, is close to completion.
NSW Health is undertaking a thorough review of confirmed COVID-19 case numbers within the system to most accurately finalise the total NSW number of passengers from cruise ships.
A Bondi Pop-Up Clinic started operation from today in Bondi in the Waverley LGA, which has the highest number of confirmed cases and the highest number of those with an unknown source of infection.
Finding those cases early and identifying appropriate isolation and quarantining are important factors in preventing onward transmission in the community. The pop-up clinic is at the Bondi pavilion seven days a week.
An 18 year old male student who attended Kincumber High School has been diagnosed with COVID-19. Risk assessment and investigations are underway and the school is non-operational today.
Three staff members at a pizza shop in the northern beaches have also tested positive to COVID-19. While all close contacts have been confirmed and contacted and the risk is low, all customers who ate pizza from the store between March 20 and March 28 should monitor for symptoms of COVID-19.
NSW Health is providing information to keep the community informed about COVID-19 while also protecting the privacy of patients. We will keep providing information to the people of NSW as it becomes available.
NSW Health is alerting passengers who were close contacts on flights to monitor for symptoms, and contact their GP, but call ahead first, or call healthdirect on 1800 022 222, or visit a NSW Health COVID-19/Flu assessment clinic should they become unwell.
A full list of flight details can be found at Known flights with confirmed cases of COVID-19.
Everyone can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by practising social distancing, thorough hand washing, cough etiquette and staying home if they’re unwell. Learn how to protect yourself and others.
All media queries relating to international travellers being quarantined in hotels need to be referred to NSW Police.