13 October 2021

No new COVID-19 cases in southern NSW

| Kim Treasure
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People are being urged to continue their efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, as the region records a day without any reported new cases. Photo: File.

For the first time in months, the Southern NSW Local Health District has recorded no new COVID-19 cases in the 24 hours to 8 pm last night.

This keeps the total cases in SNSWLHD at 389 since the start of the current outbreak in June.

However, health authorities have been notified of two 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.

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

The venues are:

  • Coles, Goulburn Shopping Centre, Sunday 3 October, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm;
  • Wombat Holes Mini Golf, Tathra, Friday 1 October, 3:15 pm to 5:45 pm.

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 two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Murrumbidgee Local Health District to 8 pm yesterday.

Both cases are residents of the Edward River LGA. One is a household contact of a previously confirmed case and has been in isolation. The second case is linked to the Edward River cluster and remains under investigation.

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Forty eight cases have been reported in the MLHD since the start of the current outbreak – 25 in Hilltops LGA, nine in Albury LGA, eight in Edward River LGA, two in Wagga Wagga LGA, one in Griffith LGA, one in Federation LGA, one in Murray River LGA and one in the Berrigan LGA. Sadly, there has been one death.

NSW recorded 444 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8 pm last night.

Two new cases were acquired overseas, and five previously reported cases have been excluded following further investigation.

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