COVID-19, Western NSW: 24 people have recovered from the virus

VIRUS: The number of people with coronavirus in Western NSW has remained stable at 44 for the past four days. Photo: SHUTTERSTOCK
VIRUS: The number of people with coronavirus in Western NSW has remained stable at 44 for the past four days. Photo: SHUTTERSTOCK

THE number of people with coronavirus in Western NSW has stabilised with no new cases detected for the fourth straight day.

Health authorities say the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has remained at 44 since Monday, April 6.

In addition, the number of people who have recovered from the virus has increased to 24.

A report from the Western NSW Local Health District (LHD) shows that the Orange local government area has the highest number of confirmed cases at 10.

This LGA has also recorded the region's only death from the virus, a 67-year-old woman who died on April 1.

There have been nine confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Bathurst LGA, six in Dubbo and five in Cabonne.

This is followed by Mid-Western (4), Blayney (3) and Coonamble (2), while Narromine, Parkes, Warren, Warrumbungle and Weddin each have one confirmed case.

There have been no confirmed cases in these LGAs: Cowra, Forbes, Bogan and Oberon.

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A WNSWLHD spokeswoman said it was critical that everyone in the community continued to practice social distancing to minimise the risk of the transmission of COVID-19.

"This is important for everyone, but particularly for older people and people with health conditions that make them more vulnerable," she said.

"It's also important that we protect our health care workers who we need to stay well to provide care to people who become sick with COVID-19."

The best thing everyone can do at this point is to stay at home unless it is absolutely essential, and remember to:

  • Clean your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand rub
  • Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with tissue or a flexed elbow
  • Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Keep your distance from others as much as possible through social distancing

For advice and information about COVID-19 visit NSW Health.

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