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No new cases but venues of concern listed


The South Coast has recorded another day with no new cases of COVID-19, while NSW recorded 1,043 new locally acquired cases to 8pm last night.

Southern NSW Local Health District has been notified of new venues of concern associated with COVID-19 cases including two in Batemans Bay.

Anyone who visited one of these venues at the times listed is a casual contact and must immediately get tested and isolate until a negative result is received.

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Staff will be contacted separately by the Southern NSW Local Health District Public Health Unit regarding their testing and isolation requirements.

A high level of virus fragments have been detected in the sewage at Jindabyne, with the community there urged to get tested.

SNSWLHD Cases 2409

While Vaccination rates continue to rise with 56.6% of adults in the state having had a first dose while 84.1% have had two doses.

Member for Bega Andrew Constance is reminding the South Coast community if you are fully vaccinated, you can still catch and spread the virus - even though your chances of either are lower, once you’ve had a double dose.

"If you develop even the mildest of symptoms or have attended a venue of concern, please get tested ASAP even if you’ve had one or two doses of the vaccine," Mr Constance said. 

"Keep up the good work everyone,  I hope you can take some time to get out and enjoy some sunshine today," he said. 

"NSW Health are assessing the situation in our region every week, so hopefully it won’t be long before we can see the Eurobodalla join the Bega Valley and get back to doing what we love."

Image: Southern NSW Local Health District

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