22 September 2021

UPDATED: New COVID-19 cases in Queanbeyan, Yass, Murrumbateman and Batemans Bay

| Kim Treasure
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Batemans Bay COVID testing lines.

There were long lines at the Batemans Bay COVID-19 testing station on 17 September. A new exposure site has now been announced. Photo: Andrew Johns.

UPDATED 11:30 am: Five new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in southern NSW to 8 pm last night, all linked to known cases.

There were two new cases in Queanbeyan, one in Batemans Bay, one in Yass and one in Murrumbateman.

This brings the total cases in the Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) to 89 since the start of the current outbreak in June.

One previously reported case has been removed from the SNSWLHD total after further investigation determined the case was located in Greater Sydney.

There have been no new cases of COVID-19 reported in the Hilltops region overnight.

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NSW has recorded 1035 locally acquired cases and five deaths in the reporting period to 8:00 pm yesterday, 21 September.

9:30 am: Health authorities have released new venues of concern in relation to COVID-19 cases in southern NSW.

SNSWLHD says 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.

  • Priceline Pharmacy, Goulburn Square, Tuesday 14 September, 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm;
  • Batehaven Pharmacy, Friday 17 September, 9:45 am to 10:45 am;
  • Yass, Clementine Bakery Wednesday 15 September 8:30 am to 8:40 am Thursday 16 September 10:00 am to 10:10 am;
  • Batemans Bay, Dan Murphys Monday 13 September 2:15 pm to 2:45 pm;
  • Yass, My Pharmacy, Wednesday 15 September 1:58 pm to 2:00 pm.

SNSWLHD’s Public Health Unit has confirmed staff at the following venue as close contacts. Clients will be contacted to determine whether they are close or casual contacts or not.

  • Queanbeyan Provolution Health, Wednesday 15 September, 9:00 am to 10:15 am.

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.

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Everyone in the district should be alert for any symptoms that could signal COVID-19, including a 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 here.

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christine connell11:41 am 22 Sep 21

What about the outbreak at Bango wind farm Boorowa????

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