9 October 2021

More COVID cases in Bega Valley, Snowy-Monaro, Goulburn and Queanbeyan-Palerang

| Kim Treasure
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COVID-19 vaccine AstraZeneca. Photo: Karyn Starmer.

Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) has been notified of 20 new COVID-19 cases in the 24 hours to 8 pm yesterday.

This brings the total cases in SNSWLHD to 362 since the start of the current outbreak in June.

Of the 20 cases:

  • Nine new cases are in the Queanbeyan Palerang region. Seven cases are linked to known cases. Three are in Jerrabomberra, one is in Bungendore, three are in Queanbeyan and two are in Karabar.
  • Two new cases are in the Goulburn Mulwaree region and are under investigation.
  • Six new cases are in the Snowy Monaro region. Five are linked to known cases. Five are in Jindabyne and one is in Thredbo.
  • Three new cases are in the Bega Valley region. One is linked to a known case. One case is in Beauty Point, one is in Bega and one is in Cobargo.

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

READ ALSO NSW Premier signals restriction changes as state hits 70 per cent vaccination mark

Anyone who visited Club Bega on Sunday 3 October between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm or 3:30 pm and 8 pm is considered 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.

Other venues of concern include the Tathra Friendly Grocer, Fat Tony’s Bar Grill and The Wharf Locavore.

There are almost a dozen new sites in Goulburn – the full list is available here.

Southern NSW Local Health District has opened a pop-up COVID-19 testing clinic this weekend following the announcement of new venues of concern in Tathra and Bega.

The drive through clinic at the Old Bega Racecourse is open today, Saturday 9, Sunday 10 and Monday 11 October from 8 am to 4 pm daily. No booking is required.

To access the testing clinic, vehicles need to enter from Auckland St, turn right onto Jacksonia Grove moving towards the corner of East St. Traffic control will be in place.

READ ALSO Everything you need to know about COVID-19 contact tracing

Health authorities anticipate higher demand than normal for testing over the next three days and they are advising people to take snacks and water in case they need to wait.

COVID-19 testing will also be available at South East Regional Hospital from 8 am to 4 pm daily.


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People who have been relying on AstraZeneca for extreme ongoing health issues over the last few years suddenly had their supply cut about 7 weeks ago, causing pain and suffering in many cases. For some they had to qualify over a six month period to get on it on the first place, but it suddenly just stopped. We are talking about weekly injections to maintain quality of life here, but it seems all eyes were on covid and so existing health issues were just forgotten!

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