Covid update: December 28th 2021

Forty two new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Southern NSW today.

Of the 42 new cases:

Sixteen are in the Goulburn Mulwaree LGA (all in Goulburn).

Two are in the Yass Valley LGA (both in Yass).

One is in the Snowy Monaro LGA (Jindabyne).

Fifteen are in the Queanbeyan Palerang LGA. Two are in Googong, four are in Jerrabomberra, two are in Karabar, two are in Queanbeyan, three are in Crestwood, one is in Bungendore and one is in Greenleigh.

Five are in the Eurobodalla LGA. Three are in Moruya, one is in Tomakin and one is in Broulee.

Two are in the Bega Valley LGA. One is in Eden and one is in Bega.

One is in the Upper Lachlan LGA (in Fulleton).

There are 186 active COVID-19 cases in Southern NSW and 24 in the Eurobodalla. Of the 3,668 tests in Eurobodalla 95 in every 1000 are testing positive.

NOTE: The tables show the location of residence by Local Government Area (LGA) or local health district (LHD) of locally acquired COVID-19 cases. Infections are not always acquired in the place of residence as people often travel outside their area for many reasons (e.g. work, school and shopping).

Cases without a NSW residential address and people who were exposed interstate or overseas are not shown. Case counts may vary over time due to ongoing investigations and case review.

Care of active cases is now delivered in one of four ways:

1. Hospitalisation - sick patients are admitted into hospital for treatment.

2. Virtual care - patients who need extra support are cared for in their own homes under the Southern NSW LHD virtual care program. This program provides daily online consultations and monitoring of temperature, blood pressure and oxygen levels. Patients who deteriorate are quickly transferred to hospital for inpatient care.

3. GP care - low risk patients who need some medical supervision.

4. Self managed - people under 65 years of age, who are asymptomatic and fully vaccinated, not pregnant or suffering from any chronic conditions.

Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 must isolate themselves from other people for 10 days after a positive test result.

The table below includes tallies of active cases who are currently being managed as part of the Southern NSW LHD virtual care program.

Given that most people in our District are now vaccinated, the majority of COVID-19 cases do not need to be cared for under the virtual care program.

We will soon change the way we report active cases in the community to reflect the impact of COVID-19 on our health services and to ensure important public health information continues to be shared.