Australia has confirmed six new novel coronavirus cases, bringing the nationwide tally to 80 as of Monday morning local time, according to a statement from the country's of Department of Health.
Four of those cases were recorded Sunday in the state of New South Wales. They include:
- A female health care worker in her thirties. She was in contact with another case, from a retirement home.
- A woman in her fifties who was also in contact with another person diagnosed with the virus case.
- A man in his seventies who has no recent overseas travel.
- A man in his forties who had traveled recently, but the government statement did not specify where.
One patient was confirmed in Victoria, health authorities there said. She is a woman in her fifties who flew from Jakarta to Perth on February 27 and developed symptoms on February 29.
Another new case was confirmed in Queensland, involving a 38-year-old woman who recently traveled from London through Dubai, according to a statement from Queensland Health.
The total count: Of the now 80 patients in Australia who have contracted the virus, 22 have recovered. Three people have died.