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No new cases on the South Coast

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Southern NSW Local Health District has been notified of 10 new COVID-19 cases in the 24 hours to 8.00pm last night with no new cases reported on the South Coast.

This brings the total cases in SNSWLHD to 389 since the start of the current outbreak in June.

Of the 10 new cases:

  • Five new cases are in the Snowy Monaro region. All are in Cooma and are linked to known cases.
  • Four new cases are in the Queanbeyan Palerang region. Two cases are linked to known cases. One is in Jerrabomberra, two are in Queanbeyan and one is in Karabar.
  • One new case is in Goulburn Mulwaree region. The case is in Goulburn and is under investigation.

It brings the total numer of cases to 108 in the South East. 

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NSW Health's ongoing sewage surveillance program has detected fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 in sewage samples collected from across NSW, including Gerringong on the south coast.

SNSWLHD has been notified of new venues of concern associated with COVID-19 cases.

Anyone who visited one of these venues at the times listed is a casual contact and must immediately get tested and isolate until a negative result is received.

Staff will be contacted separately by SNSWLHD’s Public Health Unit regarding their testing and isolation requirements.

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If additional venues are identified through further contact tracing these will be announced as soon as they are known.

Anyone who checked in to a venue of concern during the times listed, using the Service NSW QR app, will be notified by SMS from NSW Health as soon as possible over the next 48 hours.

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.

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