The Murrumbidgee Local Health District has further clarified about the amount of confirmed coronavirus cases in Hay as a further four cases of the virus have been confirmed across the MLHD area.
As of 8am on April 2, the Griffith local government area still has only three confirmed cases of the virus, with the total tally in the wider MLHD area reaching 40.
Of the four new cases, cases were found in the Berrigan and Snow Valley LGAs, while the first two cases of COVID-19 in the Hilltops Shire were also confirmed.
The MLHD also clarified about the drop in confirmed cases in the Hay area - which had two confirmed cases as of March 31, before the update issued by the health district on April 1 reduced the count to a single confirmed case.
A statement from MLHD said the second case initially returned a 'low level' positive result before a second test confirmed a negative result.
"The initial pathology report indicated a positive result detected at 'low level'," the statement read.
"Low level results may represent either low level infection, a recent past infection or in some cases may be a non-specific finding.
"Therefore, the laboratory conducted a second test which confirmed a negative result."
There is still a single confirmed case in the Hay area as of 8am on April 2.
A total of 1814 people in the MLHD area have been tested for COVID-19 as of 8am on April 2, with the 40 case count also including a Victorian resident who is isolating in NSW.
Of the 39 NSW cases in the health district, 14 cases have been confirmed in people between the ages of 20 and 29 years, with the 'likely' source of infection for 37 of the 39 cases identified as having been acquired overseas.
Those who are concerned and would like to speak to someone about any symptoms they may be showing are encouraged to contact the MLHD's COVID-19 hotline on 1800 831 099 and speak to a nurse who will provide information about the best course of action.
The time between when a person is exposed to the virus and when symptoms first appear is typically five to six days, although it may range from two to 14 days.
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, sore throat and dry cough.
Members of the public are urged to minimise travel, increase personal awareness around hand hygiene and practice social distancing.
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