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No new cases on South Coast today

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There are no new COVID-19 cases in Southern NSW Local Health District as of 11am today.

The South Coast will remain in lockdown from midnight tonight as the region officially reported an additional three COVID-19 cases.

Two cases at Merimbula and one in Batemans Bay announced yesterday, were officially included in today's numbers that formed part of the 1,542 new locally acquired cases across the state from 133,000 tests.

However the region has not recorded any new cases since that time (at the time of writing). 

Anyone who attended venues of concern in Eden, Pambula, Merimbula or Tura Beach, during the dates listed by Southern NSW Local Health is urged to get tested and self-isolate until a negative test is received.

You can see the list of exposure sites below:

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Meanwhile, fragments of COVID-19 have been found in the sewage at Moruya, with NSW Deputy Chief Health Officer Dr. Marianne Gale urging the community to get tested.

"Today we continue to ask our communities to in areas where we've had sewage detections but no known cases to please be vigilant for symptoms and come forward for testing," Dr. Gale said. 

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"They are people who live in Tamworth, Culburra Beach and Moruya areas."

Meanwhile NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro has praised the Bega Valley for the increase in the number of vaccinations in the area.

"The Bega Valley's vaccination rates of 76% first dose and 47.5% second dose is well above the state average," Mr Barilaro said. 

"It shows that in regional and rural NSW, the appetite for vaccination is up there," he said. 

"But again the message to everybody is if you want to continue to see freedoms, get vaccinated." 

A full list of local venues of concern is available on our website: https://www.snswlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/.../covid-19-venues...

Testing clinic times and locations: https://www.snswlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/.../covid-19-testing

Vaccination information: https://www.snswlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/.../covid-19...

Images: NSW Health, Southern NSW Local Health District

Tags: coronavirus, COVID-19