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NSW Health refuses to give an update on St George Hospital midwife who has coronavirus

New case: St George Hospital.
New case: St George Hospital.

Update

NSW Health has refused to divulge if the St George Hospital midwife who tested positive for coronavirus has passed the infection on to anyone else.

The Leader asked both NSW Health and the South Eastern Local Health District (SESLHD) if there had been any additional confirmed cases relating to the midwife's infection, either among staff at the hospital or patients, including new mothers or babies, but they refused to provide an update.

A SESLHD spokeswoman referred the matter to NSW Health.

The NSW Health spokeswoman said: "Due to our obligations to protect patient privacy, we cannot provide any further details".

SESLHD had previously refused to disclose even when the midwife tested positive.

Update

South Eastern Sydney Local Health District says a midwife at St George Hospital who tested positive for coronavirus is now in isolation.

A spokeswoman said South Eastern Sydney Local Health District could confirm reports the midwife tested positive for COVID-19.

"All patients that were in close contact with the midwife have been informed," the spokeswoman said.

"The midwife is now in isolation and there is no ongoing risk to patients at St George Hospital."

Earlier

A St George Hospital midwife is reportedly among confirmed cases of coronavirus.

The midwife is the first known case of coronavirus infection among staff at the hospital, which is part of the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District.

The infection would have ramifications for new mothers, newborn babies and staff at the hospital.

More to come.