Please attribute to a NSW Health spokesperson:
|NSW – number of cases confirmed||4 (see below)|
|NSW – number of cases under investigation||159|
|NSW – number of cases cleared||1,242|
Of the four confirmed cases, all patients have been discharged, a 53 year old male, a 35 year old male, a 21 year old female and a 43 year old male.
No new patients were confirmed overnight.
NSW Health is taking a precautionary approach to the prevention of COVID-19, assisting the Australian Government in assessing passengers who arrive at Sydney Airport who have been in China in the previous 14 days and assessing passengers arriving on some cruise ships into Sydney from international ports.
Since Sunday 2 February, a total of 18,096 people have been assessed at Sydney International Airport. A total of 66 were sent for testing. This includes testing conducted this morning as at 2.30pm today when 290 arrivals from mainland China were assessed at Sydney International Airport. One person was sent for testing.
This morning, passengers and crew from one cruise ship docked in Sydney Harbour from international water were assessed. No outbreak of COVID-19 has been identified on board the vessel.
NB: The figures refer to people who are in NSW and have been investigated for, or have been diagnosed with novel coronavirus.
We will not be disclosing the hospital locations of patients under investigation for privacy reasons.