Hunter New England Health COVID-19 update, Tuesday 5th April

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Confirmed cases of COVID-19 continue to remain steady in the Hunter New England Health (HNEH) District.

As of 8pm, May 3rd there were 277 confirmed cases – this has fluctuated as cases are under investigation and review.

NSW Health says that currently two COVID-19 patients are being cared for in Hunter New England hospitals, and five are receiving Hospital in the Home support.

Out of the 277 confirmed cases since the pandemic began, 233 have recovered.

Public Health Physician Dr David Durrheim says with the easing of restrictions we’re looking forward to catching up with loved ones but we need to ensure we continue to do the right thing.

“It’s very important that we don’t take this virus lightly, its clear that we’ve had an early victory but its really really important that we don’t allow the virus to get ahead of us again,”

“We still need to stand back, we still need to make sure we don’t break the rules and meet with too many people.”

“It’s critical at this stage that all of us still make sure we practice good hand hygiene, that we’re very careful when we cough and sneeze and that we don’t take the virus out at all and for anybody with symptoms now is a great time to make sure you get tested so you can make sure that you are COVID-19 free,” said Dr Durrheim.

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