Armidale has its first confirmed case of coronavirus after a test for the virus came back positive on Sunday.
It is the first case for the city, but the sixth case in the Northern Tablelands.
Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall took to Facebook on Sunday to update the community.
"The person is in isolation at home and the NSW Police are contacting them to ensure they are fully aware of their obligations."
People who have coronavirus must remain in isolation until a day after their symptoms end, and police will also trace if the person has come into contact with anyone else.
When Hunter New England Health released their update on late Sunday, it showed there were now 189 cases across their region.
The Armidale case was not listed under locally acquired cases, which indicates that the person was infected while overseas and has since returned to the city.
While the Northern Tablelands now has six confirmed coronavirus cases, other tests are taking place after a group of 19 travellers arrived home - mostly in Inverell - and one of them returned a positive test on Friday.
Another person from the group has already been tested, and the rest are due to be tested.
Mr Marshall addressed that on Sunday.
"There was still no news on the test results of the other members of the touring group from Inverell.
"Regardless of whether these cases are near you or not, we all need to take COVID-19 seriously. It is here in our region and we all must do our bit to prevent its further spread.
"Please follow all personal hygiene and social distancing restrictions and avoid crowds and non-essential travel."
The first coronavirus cases in the region were an Inverell couple who returned home from a cruise, followed by an Emmaville couple who had also been on a cruise.