Fifth case of COVID-19 confirmed after man returns from Iran

NSW Health is urging people who have recently returned from Iran or another high risk country, to ensure they are aware of the symptoms and seek immediate health assessment if symptoms develop within 14 days of their departure from that country.

An adult male in his 40’s has been diagnosed with COVID-19 following recent travel from Iran. The man has had relatively mild symptoms but has been admitted to Westmead Hospital.

Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant said this is the fifth person to be confirmed as having the virus in New South Wales, the previous four have all been discharged from hospital.

Read the full media release: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/news/Pages/20200301_00.aspx