COVID-19 CASES DETECTED IN BATEMANS BAY

ABC SOUTH EAST NSW reports: #BREAKING: COVID-19 CASES DETECTED IN BATEMANS BAY AND COOMA

Member for Bega Andrew Constance MP says there are confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Batemans Bay and Cooma.

It marks the first cases of COVID-19 linked to the Delta outbreak detected in South East NSW and the first cases detected in the region for over a year.

Mr Constance says health authorities advised him this morning that there is one positive case in Batemans Bay and one positive case in Cooma.

"Bad news for us all because ultimately we didn't want to see it come here in the way we're seeing it elsewhere around regional NSW," he said.

"But unfortunately, with these positive cases now around, it does send a very clear signal to us all to be incredibly vigilant in relation to our own health."

NSW Health and the Southern NSW Local Health District are expected to provide more information about the detections in the coming hours.

Mr Constance says local residents may expect to see a list of exposure sites in relation to the positive cases as well as potential additional pop-up testing clinics.

"The contact tracing will be happening as we speak," Mr Constance says.

"We are in lockdown. It's vitally important that people shouldn't be travelling around and minimise your movement."

The announcement follows multiple detections of COVID-19 in sewage fragments in Merimbula, Bega, Cooma, Thredbo and Jindabyne over the past two weeks.


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