Zero new cases of COVID-19 in the Southern Highlands and Southern Tablelands

Zero new cases of COVID-19 in the Southern Highlands and Southern Tablelands

Zero new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in the Southern Highlands and Southern Tablelands as of October 20, 8pm.

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Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) has been notified of no new COVID-19 cases in the Southern Tablelands region.

This keeps the total cases in SNSWLHD at 410 since the start of the current outbreak in June.

There have been 80 cases of COVID-19 in the Southern Highlands since the current outbreak began in June.

According to the NSW Health website, there are five active cases of COVID-19 in the 2575 postcode, one active case of COVID-19 in the 2576 postcode, and eight active cases of COVID-19 in the 2579 postcode.

Across NSW, 372 cases of COVID-19 were recorded, and more than 86,00 people were tested for the virus in the 24 hours up to October 20, 8 pm.

The community is reminded to remain vigilant for symptoms and get tested if any appear, no matter how mild. Symptoms include cold or flu-like symptoms such as fever, sore throat, cough or shortness of breath. People with mild symptoms, such as fatigue, new muscle aches or pains, a change in taste or smell or a new runny nose, should also arrange testing as quickly as possible.

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. Take hand sanitiser with you when you go out.
  • Keep your distance. Leave 1.5 metres between yourself and others.
  • Wear a mask indoors at public venues and while on or waiting for public transport.

High rates of testing are critical to detecting transmission and preventing further spread of COVID-19 in the community.

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

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