1 October 2021

More COVID cases in Queanbeyan, Goulburn and Hilltops; exposure sites in Moruya, Thredbo and Jindabyne

| Kim Treasure
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The drive-through COVID-19 testing site at Kambah.

People are being encouraged to get tested if they have even the mildest of COVID-19 symptoms. Photo: Supplied.

Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) has been notified of 20 new COVID-19 cases in the 24 hours to 8 pm yesterday – most worryingly, only two linked to known cases.

Twelve of the new cases are in the Queanbeyan-Palerang region, with two linked to known cases, while all eight in the Goulburn Mulwaree area are under investigation.

There were no new cases recorded in the Eurobodalla or Snowy Mountains, and no sewage detection in the region.

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This brings the total cases in SNSWLHD to 196 since the start of the current outbreak in June.

Health authorities have released new venues of concern. 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.

  • Queanbeyan Coles Riverside Plaza, Sunday 26 September, 5:35 pm to 6:35 pm; 8:40 pm to 9:20 pm;
  • Queanbeyan Riverside Plaza, Sunday 26 September, 5:35 pm to 6:35 pm; 8:40 pm to 9:20 pm;
  • Googong Liquor Co, Saturday 25 September, 4:15 pm to 5 pm;
  • Goulburn Bunnings Warehouse, Sunday 26 September, 8 am to 9:15 am;
  • Goulburn Woolworths, Friday 24 September, 12:45 pm to 12:50 pm;
  • Moruya Woolworths, Sunday 26 September, 2:35 pm to 3:35 pm
  • Thredbo Merritts Mountain House, Sunday 26 September, 9:55 am to 10:35 am, 10:45 am to 2:15 pm;
  • Thredbo Pharmacy, Sunday 26 September, 8:55 am to 9:30 am;
  • Jindabyne Shell Service Station, Monday 27 September, 7:45 pm to 11:20 pm;
  • Jindabyne Alpine Uniting Church Jindabyne Op Shop, Monday 27 September; 12:25 pm to 1 pm, 1:50 pm to 2:35 pm;
  • Jindabyne Birchwood Café, Monday 27 September, 12:50 pm to 1:25 pm;
  • Jindabyne Pharmacy, Nuggets Crossing, Monday 20 September, 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm;
  • Jindabyne The Market, Monday 27 September, 3:30 pm to 4:45 pm;
  • Jindabyne Caltex, Saturday 25 September, 6 pm to 6:45 pm;
  • Jindabyne Woolworths, Nuggets Crossing, Friday 24 September, 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm;
  • Jindabyne BWS, Nuggets Crossing, Friday 24 September, 6:45 pm to 7:35 pm.

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.

There have been seven new confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in the Murrumbidgee Local Health District to 8 pm yesterday. Six of the cases are in the Hilltops Local Government Area and one case is in the Griffith LGA. The Hilltops cases are household contacts of a previously reported case and are in home isolation.

These new cases bring the total number of cases to 33 cases in the MLHD since the start of the current outbreak.

MLHD is also working with VISY management following a contained exposure at the VISY Tumut site. The person is an essential worker who undergoes regular routine testing. They are now isolating outside of the Murrumbidgee Local Health District.

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“We thank VISY for having a COVID safety plan in place and their proactive management of the exposure,” a spokesperson said.

“Additional testing will be available at the Tumut Hospital today Friday 1 October through to Monday 4 October from 2:30 to 3:30 pm.”

NSW recorded 864 new cases of COVID-19 in the current reporting period, and 15 deaths.


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