By 9.30am on Friday morning, the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District had risen to 57.
For the first time the ISLHD had broken down the figures further and it revealed a fairly even gender split - with 30 male and 27 female patients.
In terms of age - the highest proportion of cases is in the 70 to 79 aged group with 14 cases. Ten patients are aged 60 to 69; nine are 50 to 59; eight are 40 to 49; five are 30 to 39 and three 20 to 29.
Meantime seven patients are aged 80 and above - and there's one confirmed case who is aged under 20.
Of all confirmed cases, six patients are being cared for in Wollongong Hospital and one patient in Shoalhaven Hospital, while the rest are in home isolation.
"Anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 and their close contacts are either being treated in hospital or are in self-isolation to ensure there is no ongoing risk of infection to others in the community," an ISLHD spokesperson said.
The region's public health unit is now contacting close contacts of the new cases, and asking them to self-isolate for 14 days from last contact.
They will be contacted every day to check that they are well and any contact who develops COVID-19 symptoms will be tested for the infection.
The ISLHD has reiterated that locations where these cases live, work or have visited do not pose any ongoing risk to the public.
Publishing private details, such as the location of individuals diagnosed with COVID-19, is a breach of patient privacy the health district claims and serves no public health benefit.