Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) has been notified of 8 new COVID-19 cases in the 24 hours to 8.00pm last night.
This brings the total cases in SNSWLHD to 62 since the start of the current outbreak in June.
Of the 8 new cases:
- One new case is in Narooma and is linked to the Batemans Bay cluster.
- Two new cases are in Jerrabomberra and are close contacts of existing cases.
- Four new cases are in Batemans Bay and are linked to the Batemans Bay cluster.
- One new case is in Goulburn and is under investigation.
SNSWLHD is also urging the Eden community to get tested with even the mildest of COVID-19 symptoms following the detection of fragments of the virus in the local sewage system in the last 48 hours.
There are no confirmed COVID-19 cases at Eden. SNSWLHD is concerned that the presence of these fragments could signal undetected cases in the community.
The NSW Sewage Surveillance Program tests untreated sewage for fragments of the COVID-19 virus at sewage treatment plant locations across NSW.
Everyone in the District should be alert for any symptoms that could signal COVID‑19 including headache, nausea, sore throat, runny nose, cough, loss of smell or taste, or fever. If symptoms appear, people must isolate and get tested immediately, and remain isolated until a negative result is received.
There are 500 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW. A full list of SNSWLHD’s clinic sites and hours is available on our website: https://www.snswlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/our-services/infectious-disease/covid-19
If you are eligible, please also come forward for vaccination as soon as possible. There are more than 200 mobile and outreach vaccination clinics across the state in addition to GPs and pharmacists. Those aged 12 years and above are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination. Visit the Commonwealth Government’s COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Finder to make a booking.
To help stop the spread of COVID-19:
- If you are unwell, get tested and isolate right away – don’t delay.
- Wash your hands regularly. Take hand sanitiser with you when you go out.
- Keep your distance. Leave 1.5 metres between yourself and others.
- Wear a mask at all times when outside your home, except when exercising.
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