As at 8pm, Friday 10 April 2020, an additional 44 cases of COVID-19 have been diagnosed, since 8pm 9 April, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in NSW to 2,857.
There are currently 212 COVID-19 cases being treated by NSW Health. This includes 30 cases in Intensive Care Units, and 23 of these require ventilators.
Sadly, NSW Health confirms the death of 1 person from COVID-19, bringing the state’s total deaths of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 23.
A 91-year-old female with pre-existing conditions, and confirmed COVID-19, died in hospital.
NSW Health extends our condolences to her family.
Quarantined travellers will be released from hotels today, having completed their 14 days of isolation. They will be given a final health check before release that includes checking for temperature and respiratory symptoms.
At Gosford Hospital, there are 13 confirmed cases, including 2 patients, 6 staff members and 5 cases in friends and family of patients. Close contacts are in isolation.
There are 19 confirmed cases in Qantas staff, which are under investigation.
Some 150 crew onboard the Ruby Princess have experienced flu and respiratory illness in the last number of weeks.
97 of these crew members have mild ongoing symptoms or had recently recovered and were tested on 9th April.
Of these 46 were positive and 50 negative for COVID-19, 1 result outstanding. These results are not unexpected, and in many cases represent resolving illness and part of the attempt to allow critical staff onboard to return to work and prepare the vessel for departure as well as support their colleagues still in isolation onboard the vessel.
Further and increased testing will occur over the next few days as NSW Health, Aspen Medical and Australian Border Force work to improve infection prevention and control and fully investigate all those with symptoms.
While more positive cases may be found, the measures now put in place will ensure that new infections are halted and those with the illness continue to be supported to recover onboard the vessel, accessing emergency medical treatment onshore when required.
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.
*Note: Excludes cases notified without a date of birth and/or gender.
* Counts reported for a particular day may vary over time with ongoing enhance surveillance activities.