CENTRAL Coast Local Health District has recorded 40 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of 1pm on Friday, March 27.
On Monday night, March 23, there were 19 confirmed cases.
Of the 40 cases, five have recovered and are no longer in isolation. All other cases, and their close contacts, are at home in isolation (there are no current hospital cases).
There have been 3306 COVID-19 tests conducted on the Central Coast in total, with 2.12 per cent returning a positive result.
Meanwhile, another 18 cases of COVID-19 have been detected in the Hunter New England Health District, bringing that area's total to 142 cases.
Hunter New England Health said the cases had been diagnosed before 8pm on Thursday.
Five COVID-19 patients are being cared for in hospitals, including two in intensive care units.
"Hunter New England Health is contacting close contacts of the new cases, who are being asked to self-isolate for 14 days from last contact," HNEH said in a statement.
"They will be contacted every day to check that they are well and any contact who develops COVID-19 symptoms will be tested for the infection."
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