A NEW heat map from health authorities shows there are no confirmed active cases of COVID-19 in the Tamworth area.
The new maps were launched by NSW Health on Friday morning and give the most detailed insight into the local COVID-19 situation since the pandemic struck the Tamworth region in March.
The data reveals there is just one active coronavirus case confirmed in the Tamworth local government area (LGA), at the latest update, but none residing in the 2340 postcode.
NSW Health statistics show one case of COVID-19 resides in the Attunga 2345 postcode, but is counted in the Tamworth LGA data.
That patient is still an active coronavirus case, according to NSW Health.
NSW Health said it does not necessarily mean the 'active' case is still infectious, but it means it has not been three weeks since the patient's symptoms began.
Out of people who reside in the Tamworth local government area and use the 2340 postcode, NSW Health has recorded all COVID-19 patients have officially recovered from the infection, except for one patient who died at Tamworth hospital two weeks ago.
As at 8pm on Thursday, the Tamworth LGA had officially recorded 13 cases of COVID-19, with 11 recoveries, one death and one active case.
The NSW Health map shows other LGAs in the New England North West also have confirmed cases of active COVID-19.
The data indicates Armidale has a total of four recorded cases with three still active and one recovered, while Gunnedah has one confirmed patient which is still an active case.
Moree has one confirmed case, where NSW Health has recorded the resident as living in the 2400 postcode.
However, Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall said he believes the patient has been at Tamworth hospital since their diagnosis.
The Liverpool Plains had two residents confirmed to have contracted COVID-19, but both of them have since recovered.
Inverell and Uralla also have no active cases, according to the NSW Health map which was updated at 8pm on Thursday.
Health authorities have warned this information needs to be treated with caution and can change quickly.
People deemed 'recovered' are those who had an onset of symptoms more than three weeks ago - meaning some assumptions have been made by NSW Health in calculating recovered cases.
Previously, NSW Health data did not reveal recoveries or active cases by local government area or by postcode, and any town with less than five confirmed cases was designated a case count of one to four, instead of a precise number.
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