No new cases for nine days
5th May 2020
Here's a few updated stats from NSW Health. They're very encouraging but we have to remember that while testing is being increased they obviously don't include undiagnosed cases which we know are still out there.
We've done remarkably well when you consider what we're seeing in other cities around the world which were slower to react to the pandemic. We also have to remember that we still have no vaccine or treatment for COVID-19 so it will be many many months, possibly a year before we can get full control over this virus.
Please continue to stay safe, stay informed and stay well.
?? There’s been no new case confirmed in the Hunter-New England health district for nine days despite testing being increased.
?? There are currently no ‘active’ cases in the 2264, 2265, 2267, 2282 or 2284 postcode areas. There are four active cases in the 2283 postcode area, two in 2259 and one in the 2278 postcode area. Please note that while these confirmed cases are linked to a person’s residential address, it does not mean they are currently in that area. They may be in hospital, in an aged care or other health facility, or in isolation at home.
?? Of the 3033 cases in NSW, 1759 were acquired overseas, 68 interstate, 846 within NSW after contact with a confirmed case, and 360 where transmission could not be determined.
?? Women aged 25-29 have the highest infection rate by far in NSW. In fact men and women in the 20-29 age group represent 21% of all cases in NSW.
?? Of the 277 confirmed cases in the Hunter-New England health district, 233 have now totally recovered.