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New COVID-19 cases and sewage detections in South East NSW

Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) has reported two new cases to 8pm last night, bringing the total cases in the LHD to 22 since the start of the current outbreak in June.

One new case is in Karabar and one is in Goulburn. Both are under investigation.

SNSWLHD is urging the Moruya, Jindabyne and Yass communities to get tested with even the mildest of COVID-19 symptoms following the detection of fragments of the virus in the local sewage systems in the last 48 hours.

There are no confirmed COVID-19 cases in Moruya, Jindabyne or Yass. SNSWLHD is concerned that the presence of these fragments could signal undetected cases in the community.

SNSWLHD’s Public Health Unit are working with a number of venues to inform close contacts of infectious cases and provide rapid swabbing where appropriate.

Any venues of concern that are identified through contact tracing will be announced as soon as they are known. Venues of concern are kept updated on the SNSWLHD website: https://www.snswlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/our-services/infectious-disease/covid-19-venues-of-concern

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 more than 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. Check your eligibility at https://covid-vaccine.healthdirect.gov.au/eligibility

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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Last updated: 11 September 2021
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