There's been a dozen more confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District since Monday night, with the total number of cases now at 38.
Of these cases, one patient is being cared for in Wollongong Hospital and one patient in Shoalhaven Hospital.
The other cases are self-isolating with health staff undertaking daily wellness checks on them.
Meantime the ISLHD Public Health Unit is currently contacting close contacts of the new cases, and asking them to self-isolate for 14 days from the last contact with the case.
These people will also be contacted every day to check that they are well and if any of them develop COVID-19 symptoms, they will be tested for the infection.
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According to the ISLHD, the locations where these cases live, work or have visited do not pose any ongoing risk to the public - and so no additional details will be provided.
"Publishing private details, such as the location of individuals diagnosed with COVID-19, is a breach of patient privacy and serves no public health benefit."
However, the district stated that NSW Health promptly notifies the public of any locations, including on public transport, where there has been a risk of infection so members of the public can monitor their symptoms and seek medical assistance if they become unwell.
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