Bringing total number of COVID-19 cases in Australia to 39.
The number of cases of coronavirus in New South Wales continues to rise, with the total now at 13.
NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard announced two new cases had been confirmed this afternoon.
It brings the total number of patients in Australia to 39, after cases were reported today in Victoria.
The 12th case in NSW is a female in her 60s who landed in Sydney from South Korea, and the 13th is another woman also in her 60s who returned from Japan.
As the pathology results were only returned this afternoon, details about the date they landed in Australia and what flights they were on is yet to be released.
Yesterday, a doctor at Ryde Hospital was diagnosed with COVID-19.
Patients and staff that he came into contact with have been contacted and may need to be quarantined.
More to come.
Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/coronavirus-outbreak-cases-in-new-south-wales-rise/9aec9c1c-b50d-4fc9-a0d4-0c3b2d816b1d