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Goulburn records one case while Yass records three

New COVID-19 case in Goulburn, 3 in Yass

A new COVID-19 case has been identified in Goulburn while Yass recorded three new cases.

The Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) also identified three Batemans Bay cases in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

The cases in Goulburn and Yass are close contacts of existing cases.

This brings the total cases in SNSWLHD to69 since the start of the current outbreak in June.

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

NSW has recorded its lowest daily increase in COVID-19 cases since August 28, with 1083 new locally acquired infections reported in the 24 hours to 8pm Saturday.

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said it was too early to say whether the state had already seen the peak in infections, but the signs were looking good.

Sadly, another 13 people with COVID have died, aged from their 40s to their 80s.

There are 1,238 people with COVID admitted to hospital, with 234 people in intensive care, 123 of whom require ventilation.

In NSW, 81.9 per cent of people aged 16 and over have now had at least their first dose of the vaccine while 51.9 per cent have had both shots.

Seventeen per cent of 12 to 15-year-olds in NSW have already had their first shot.

To help stop the spread of COVID-19:

  • If you are unwell, get tested and isolate right away - don't delay.
  • Wash your hands regularly and take hand sanitiser with you when you go out.
  • Keep your distance and leave 1.5 metres between yourself and others.
  • Wear a mask at all times when outside your home, except when exercising.

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