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Local virus cases disclosed in government figures

The Peninsula has 12 confirmed coronavirus cases - three in Woy Woy (postcode 2256) and nine in the 2257 postcode area, according to NSW Government figures current on April 16.

The infection rate of around 3.2 per 10,000 people is slightly less than the State average of 3.5.

The number has reduced from 14 on April 3, when Woy Woy had five cases.

The most recent case was notified more than two weeks ago, on March 31.

The change was explained on the data.nsw.gov.au website: "Case counts reported by NSW Health for a particular notification date may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and the outcome of cases under review thus this dataset and any historical data contained within is subject to change on a daily basis."

The confirmed Covid-19 case numbers were based on location of usual residence, not necessarily where the virus was contracted.

The case definition of a confirmed case was a person who tested positive to a validated specific SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid test or had the virus identified by electron microscopy or viral culture, at a reference laboratory.

The three cases in Woy Woy were notified on March 21, 22 and 25.

One case in the 2257 postcode area was notified on March 11 and another on March 31. The other seven cases in the postcode area were notified between March 26 and 29.

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