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Southern NSW Local Health District COVID update

Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) has confirmed one new reported case which have been attributed to the District @ 10:00am, Thursday 9 July, 2020. This brings the total number of cases for SNSWLHD to 55 following a total of 17 633 tests. NSW Health’s daily COVID 19 update is released here. A Queanbeyan-Palerang woman has returned a positive result after being tested while being quarantined in Sydney, after arriving back in the country from overseas travel. The woman is yet to return to the Local Health District. [*NOTE: The teenager from Victoria, now self-isolating in Merimbula is being attributed to Victoria figures.] Southern NSW Local Health District has established COVID-19 Testing Centres and temporary pop-up clinics throughout the District, so those with symptoms may be tested and treated quickly. A pop-up clinic is currently operating in Merimbula at Club Sapphire Merimbula, while the testing hours have also been extended at the drive-through clinic at South East Regional Hospital (SERH) Bega, and also at the Pambula Hospital. The District will continue to screening all passengers arriving on Rex flights from Victoria to Merimbula, as it has done over the past 7 days, with further testing taking place where required. Anyone feeling unwell, even with the mildest of symptoms such as a runny nose or scratchy throat, is urged to self-isolate and seek testing. If you’re unwell – call the Southern NSW helpline 1800 999 880 (option 1) to speak to a registered nurse and to book a free COVID-19 test today. It is essential people follow directions they receive about home isolation and quarantine and maintain COVID-safe practices of physical distancing of 1.5 metres, cough or sneeze into their elbow, and regularly wash their hands. Anyone feeling unwell, even with the mildest of symptoms such as a runny nose or scratchy throat, is urged to self-isolate and seek testing. If you’re unwell – call Southern NSW helpline 1800 999 880 (option 1) to speak to a registered nurse and to book a free COVID-19 test today. A full list of COVID-19 testing clinics is available here: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/clinics.aspx or people can visit their GP

It is essential people follow directions they receive about home isolation and quarantine and maintain COVID-safe practices of physical distancing of 1.5 metres, cough or sneeze into their elbow, and regularly wash their hands. The NSW HotSpot Order has been extended to residents from Greater Melbourne. This means they can only enter NSW for very limited reasons, such as obtaining medical care, or fulfilling a legal obligation. The border between NSW and Victoria is currently closed. The requirement for NSW residents returning from Melbourne hotspots to self-isolate for 14 days has been extended to anyone returning from Victoria. Heavy penalties and fines apply. For details of the July 7 NSW Hotspot Order go to this link: https://gazette.legislation.nsw.gov.au/so/download.w3p?id=Gazette_2020_2020-148.pdf For the latest, up to date information head to: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/coronavirus.aspx

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