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    Omicron has peaked in some states: Hunt

    The health minister has declared the Omicron wave of COVID-19 cases has peaked in several jurisdictions. Greg Hunt said the peak of infections had passed in NSW, Victoria, the ACT and South…
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    Another Bega Valley man among COVID deaths

    Sadly, COVID-19 related deaths in NSW have surpassed 1,000 since the beginning of the pandemic. NSW Health is today reporting the deaths of 46 people with COVID; including a man in his 60's from the…
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    Back-to-school RATs for Tasmanian children

    Tasmania will give students a back-to-school pack containing two coronavirus rapid antigen tests as part of the plan for returning to the classroom on February 9. Students should only be tested if…
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    Vic drops booster interval to three months

    Victorians can now get their COVID-19 booster shot sooner, with the government shortening the interval from the second dose down to three months at state hubs. The state recorded 20,769 new COVID-19…
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    Bega Valley man among COVID deaths

    NSW Health is today reporting the deaths of two people in Southern NSW - a man in his 70s from the Bega Valley and a man in his 90s from the Goulburn Mulwaree area. There were 36 deaths of people…
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    COVID-19 test result delays in Southern NSW

    Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) has thanked community members for their patience during this period of record demand for COVID-19 testing services. NSW Health Pathology and private…
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    South Coast residents can register positive COVID test results

    Anyone who tests positive using a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) will now be required to register their result with Service NSW. Premier Dominic Perrottet said the new registration process was an important…
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    Bega's first vaccination clinic for young children tomorrow

    The first vials of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children have arrived at Bega's South East Regional Hospital, ahead of tomorrow's first clinic for five to 11 year olds. Pharmacist Amelia Withers…
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    Southern's active COVID case numbers double in four days

    The number of active COVID cases in the Southern NSW Local Health District has more than doubled in just a few days. On January 3rd the number sat at 1009 - today it is 2019. That includes 355 new…
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    Restrictions return after Omicron surge

    Multiple states and territories have brought back in some pandemic restrictions in a bid to suppress the spread of the infectious Omicron variant. As case numbers continue to climb across the…
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    New rules as Vic records 21,997 new cases

    Restrictions on the number of people allowed in cafes, bars and restaurants are returning to Victoria after the state recorded 21,997 new COVID-19 cases. Density limits will be reintroduced from…
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    Massive jump in local COVID case numbers

    There has been a massive jump in the number of local COVID cases, with 80 detected in the Bega Valley and 33 in the Eurobodalla in the 24 hours to 8pm Tuesday night. They are among 345 in the…
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    Bega needs rapid antigen tests - Holland

    Labor Candidate for Bega, Dr Michael Holland, has called on the State Government to increase access to free Rapid Antigen Tests across New South Wales - particularly in regional communities. He said…
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    COVID case numbers continue to rise

    Local COVID case numbers continue to rise, with 12 new cases in the Bega Valley and seven in the Eurobodalla in the past 24 hours.However the Southern NSW Local Health District is no longer providing…
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    Four cases in Bega Valley, two in Eurobodalla

    There have been four new COVID cases in the Bega Valley and two in the Eurobodalla during the 24 hours to 8pm last night. In the Bega Valley the cases were spread across Eden, Merimbula, Berrambool…
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    Six new COVID cases in Eurobodalla

    The Eurobodalla has recorded six new COVID cases in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. Of the new cases there were two each in Narooma and Moruya, along with one each in Woodlands and Batehaven. They…
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    South Coast testing clinics closure times

    COVID-19 testing clinics on the south coast will be closed for parts of the holiday period. The Bega testing clinic which moved from the Old Bega Racecourse to South East Regional Hospital until…
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    Masks now mandatory in NSW and Victoria

    People on the south coast will need to grab their masks this morning. New South Wales and Victoria joined the ACT, Queensland and Tasmania in bringing back mandatory masks for indoor settings. The…
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    Two new cases on south coast

    Across New South Wales 93.4 per cent of people aged 16 plus have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine while 78.1 per cent of people aged 12 to 15 have had a double dose. NSW recorded over 3,057…
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    South Aust posts spike in COVID-19 cases

    South Australia has reported 25 new COVID-19 cases, its highest daily figure for more than 18 months, amid concerns over delays in naming exposure sites. Premier Steven Marshall revealed the new…