A WOMAN in her 30s has been diagnosed with coronavirus on the Central Coast.
Central Coast Local Health District released a statement on Friday afternoon advising that it was providing care and support to the woman.
"Health staff are undertaking daily wellness checks while she is in isolation at home and she is doing well," a spokesperson for CCLHD said.
"The source of the infection is being investigated."
There were no details provided about the woman's location.
The woman's close contacts had been contacted and asked to self-isolate, the CCLHD statement said.
"They are being contacted every day by the public health unit to check that they are well.
"Any contact who develops COVID-19 symptoms will be tested for the infection."
The woman is believed to be the first Central Coast resident to be diagnosed with the virus.
Meanwhile, Hunter New England Health is providing care to a man in his 70s who was diagnosed with coronavirus.
The Hunter man exhibited symptoms a day after returning from Italy last week.
A spokeswoman said staff were undertaking daily wellness checks on the man who is in isolation at home. The man is also reportedly doing well.
Last week, Dr Lee Fong, secretary of the Hunter GP Association and senior clinical director of Hunter Primary Care, told The Newcastle Herald local clinics had been busier than usual due to the high demand for coronavirus testing.
"And almost nobody needs testing or treatment," Dr Fong said.
"For the vast majority of us, we won't get anything more than a sore throat, fever or cough. It is the old and the sick who are the ones most at risk. We all can and should take precautions - like hand washing and using hand sanitiser, not touching our faces, coughing into our elbows, and staying at home when our GP asks us to.
"If we protect the old and the sick, the health system will stay available for the rest of us - all the way from the kid with a sore ear, to the young adult who needs intensive care."
NSW Health is continuing to trace and respond to cases as they are diagnosed to slow any spread of COVID-19 in the community.
To help protect the community people are asked 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; and
- stay home if you are sick.
For advice and information about COVID-19 visit health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/coronavirus.aspx