A 2nd Covid case in Batemans Bay detected

ABC South East NSW reports: A new case has been detected in Batemans Bay and another in Cooma.

It comes after a positive case was recorded in each town on Monday. Andrew Constance has advised "We now have an additional COVID case in Batemans Bay. The new case is a household contact of the existing case." At this stage, there are no venues of concern for Batemans Bay but investigations are ongoing. Contract tracers are working closely with the case who is quite ill as a result of their COVID-19 infection. Close contacts have already been notified.

A pop-up testing clinic will be operating at Hanging Rock on Beach Rd in Batemans Bay between 8am - 5pm each day until Sunday."

It brings the region's total to 4 positive COVID-19 cases.

Deputy Premier John Barilaro said the latest cases were reported after 8pm last night.

“We have been notified this morning there are two additional cases, one in Batemans Bay and one in Cooma," he said.

“Batemans Bay case is a close contact of a previous case that was announced a couple of days ago.”

Contact tracing is still underway for the Batemans Bay case reported on Monday, who has fallen ill as a result of the infection.

No venues of concern have currently been linked to the Batemans Bay case. NSW recorded 1,480 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. Meanwhile:

No new cases were acquired overseas in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, and 23 previously reported cases have been excluded following further investigation. The total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic is 37,535.

Sadly, NSW Health has been notified of the deaths of nine people who had COVID-19.

A man in his 60s from Dubbo died at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

A man in his 90s from south east Sydney died at St George Hospital. He was a resident of St George Aged Care Facility in Bexley and acquired his infection there.

A man in his 20s from western Sydney died at Nepean Hospital.

A man in his 80s from south eastern Sydney died at Prince of Wales Hospital.

A woman in her 60s from Nepean Blue Mountains died at Nepean Hospital.

A man in his 70s from western Sydney died at St Vincent’s Hospital.

A man in his 80s from western Sydney died at Westmead Hospital.

A man in his 70s from south western Sydney died at Liverpool Hospital.

A man in his 40s from south western Sydney died at Liverpool Hospital.

NSW Health extends its deepest sympathies to their loved ones.

There have been 148 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since 16 June 2021, and 204 in total since the start of the pandemic.

There have been 31,914 locally acquired cases reported since 16 June 2021, when the first case in this outbreak was reported.

There are currently 1,136 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 194 people in intensive care, 78 of whom require ventilation.

There were 130,341 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 100,745.

NSW Health administered 31,064 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 7,824 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 7,689,120 with 2,889,178 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 4,799,942 administered by the GP network and other providers to 11:59pm on Monday 6 September 2021.

Of the 1,480 locally acquired cases reported to 8pm last night, 467 are from South Western Sydney LHD, 424 are from Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD), 233 are from Sydney LHD, 119 are from South Eastern Sydney LHD, 60 are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD, 38 are from Northern Sydney LHD, 34 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD, 27 are from Western NSW LHD, 20 are in correctional settings, 15 are from Central Coast LHD, 11 are from Hunter New England LHD, seven are from Far West LHD, and 25 cases are yet to be assigned to an LHD.

NSW Health's ongoing sewage surveillance program has recently detected fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 at the Bonny Hills sewage treatment in the Port Macquarie-Hastings area.

No recent cases have been detected in this location, so everyone is urged to monitor for the onset of symptoms, and if they appear, to immediately be tested and isolate until a negative result is received.

If you are directed to get tested for COVID 19 or self-isolate at any time, you must follow the rules whether or not the venue or exposure setting is listed on the NSW Health website.

It remains vital that anyone who has any symptoms or is a close or casual contact of a person with COVID-19, isolates and is tested immediately. When testing clinics are busy, please ensure you stay in line, identify yourself to staff and tell them that you have symptoms or are a contact of a case.

Please check the NSW Government website regularly, and follow the relevant health advice if you have attended a venue of concern or travelled on a public transport route at the same time as a confirmed case of COVID-19. This list is being updated regularly as case investigations proceed.

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