Another four people have been diagnosed with coronavirus in the Hunter New England Local Health District (HNELHD).
It brings the total number of cases in the district to 11.
Hunter New England Health is providing care and support to the people who have been diagnosed with coronavirus.
The new cases are:
- A man in his 30s who recently returned from the US
- A woman in her 70s who recently returned from Europe via Qatar
- A man and woman in their 30s who attended a wedding on the South Coast where a confirmed case was present.
Hunter New England Health is contacting close contacts of the four new cases. They have been asked to self-isolate for 14 days from last contact.
They will be contacted every day to check that they are well and anyone who develops COVID-19 symptoms will be tested for the infection.
Hunter New England Local Health District has opened COVID-19 screening clinics at John Hunter and Maitland hospitals. A clinic also opened at Calvary Mater Newcastle on Wednesday.
HNELHD is asking everyone in Hunter New England to play a part in containing the spread of COVID-19 by washing your hands often, covering coughs and sneezes, maintain social distance and staying home if you're unwell. Visit the NSW Health website for more advice.
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