3 October 2021

List of Snowy Mountains COVID-19 venues grows, more cases in Queanbeyan, Goulburn

| Kim Treasure
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There is a growing list of potential COVID-19 exposure sites in the Snowy Mountains. Photo: Facebook.

For the second day running, Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) has been notified of 27 new COVID-19 cases in the latest reporting period.

The announcement comes with a growing list of exposure sites in the Snowy Mountains – 18 new venues of concern have been released in Jindabyne, 10 in Cooma and three in Thredbo.

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Of the 27 new cases reported in the 24 hours to 8 pm yesterday:

  • Fifteen were in the Queanbeyan-Palerang region. Four in Googong, six in Queanbeyan, three in Karabar, and two in Crestwood. Only seven are linked to known cases;
  • Two were in Goulburn Mulwaree region, one of which was linked to a known case.
  • Ten were in the Snowy Monaro region. Four were in Jindabyne, three in Cooma and three in Thredbo. Just five were linked to known cases.

This brings the total cases in SNSWLHD to 250 since the start of the current outbreak in June.

The new venues of concern include McDonald’s in Sharp St, Cooma, supermarkets, pubs, petrol stations, restaurants and bars. The full list is available here.

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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There were no new cases reported in the Murrumbidgee Local Health District.

NSW has recorded 667 local COVID-19 cases and 10 deaths in the 24 hours to 8 pm yesterday.



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