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SNSWLHD Daily COVID Update

April 24th 2020: Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) has confirmed a total of 54 cases of COVID-19 have been formally identified within the District @ 8pm, 22 April, 2020.

There are no new reported cases.

There are two active cases, 1 in the Goulburn Mulwaree and 1 in Eurobodalla Shire.

No confirmed cases have required hospitalisation and are self-isolating accordingly.

Across Southern NSW Local Health District, we have 51 ‘recovered cases’. This means they are no that are no longer under active surveillance by the public health unit.

A ‘recovered case’ refers to anyone previously confirmed positive with COVID-19 who is no longer under active surveillance by the public health unit, in either a hospital or in the community. This includes someone who been diagnosed with COVID-19 and has now completed the required period of self-isolation, or someone who has previously been diagnosed with COVID-19 who no longer has the virus. A prior false positive test is categorised as a negative case, and is not included as a recovered case.

NSW Health’s daily COVID 19 update is released here Identifying close contacts ensures that those people who may be at risk take the necessary steps to avoid any further transmission. It is essential that everyone plays a part in containing the spread of COVID-19 by practising good hygiene measures including: • Clean your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand rub. • Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with tissue or a flexed elbow. • Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms. • Stay at home, only leave if it is absolutely essential. Southern NSW Local Health District has established COVID-19 Assessment Centres throughout the District, so those with symptoms may be tested and treated quickly. Any one heading to an assessment centre MUST call the SNSWLHD Central Intake Service – 1800 999 880 (option 1) before attending. You will ONLY be tested if you fit the COVID-19 testing criteria. This testing can take up to two days to complete and report back. For the latest, up to date information head to: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/coronavirus.aspx




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