Several cases of COVID-19 recorded in the Southern Highlands and Goulburn, one exposure site in Mittagong and virus fragments found in Crookwell sewage

Several cases of COVID-19 recorded in the Southern Highlands and Goulburn, one new exposure site and virus fragments found in sewage

Two new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in the Southern Highlands, while three new cases were recorded in Goulburn.

No new information is known about the new cases reported in the Wingecarribee Shire local government area.

One new venue of concern in Mittagong was added to the COVID-19 exposure site.

Anyone who visited Hayters Timber and Paving at 15 Cavendish Street Mittagong on Saturday September 18 and Sunday September 19 at any point during the day is required to get tested immediately and self isolate until a negative test is returned.

Currently, there are 30 active cases in the Wingecarribee LGA, of which 27 have an unknown source according to the NSW Health website.

The total number of cases in the Wingecarribee LGA is 36 since the current outbreak began in June.

According to an email from the Deputy Premier of NSW John Barilaro's office, a confirmed case of COVID-19 previously reported in another part of NSW has, on further investigation, has been identified as a case in the Wingecarribee Shire.

All three new cases of COVID-19 in Goulburn are linked to known cases.

This brings the total cases in Southern NSW Local Health District to 94 since the start of the current outbreak in June.

SNSWLHD is urging the Crookwell community to get tested with even the mildest of COVID-19 symptoms following the detection of fragments of the virus in the local sewage systems in the last 48 hours.

There are no confirmed COVID-19 cases in Crookwell. SNSWLHD is concerned that the presence of these fragments could signal undetected cases in the community.

Across NSW, 1043 cases of COVID-19 were recorded, and more than 131,000 people were tested for the virus in the 24 hours up to September 23, 8 pm.

Residents 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.

Find out where you can get tested for COVID-19 here.

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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