New cases of COVID-19 in the Southern Highlands and Tablelands

New cases of COVID-19 in the Southern Highlands and Tablelands

Three new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in the Southern Highlands, and three new cases were recorded in the Southern Tablelands up until September 21, 8 pm.

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No information is known about the three cases of COVID-19 in the Southern Highlands.

According to the NSW Health Website, there are now 27 active cases of COVID-19 in the Wingecarribee local government area (LGA) and, 23 of those cases have no known source.

The total number of cases in the Wingecarribee LGA is 32 since the start of the current outbreak began in June.

Three new cases of COVID-19 were also announced in the Southern Tablelands.

Two new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Queanbeyan, both are linked to known cases.

One new case of COVID-19 was recorded in Yass, it is linked to a known case.

This brings the total cases in Southern NSW Local Health District to 89 since the start of the current outbreak in June.

According to data from the Department of Health website dated September 20, 85.8 per cent of residents eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in the Wingecarribee LGA have received their first dose, and 59.7 per cent of residents are fully vaccinated.

In the Goulburn Mulwaree LGA, 74.5 per cent of the eligible population have received a single dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 44.5 per cent of residents are fully vaccinated.

In the Upper Lachlan Shire LGA, 84.7 per cent of the eligible population have received a single dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 49.9 per cent of residents are fully vaccinated.

In the Yass Valley LGA, 79.3 per cent of the eligible population have received a single dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 51.5 per cent of residents are fully vaccinated.

In the Queanbeyan Palerang LGA, 75.9 per cent of the eligible population have received a single dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 48.4 per cent of residents are fully vaccinated

Across NSW, 1035 cases of COVID-19 were recorded, and more than 133,000 people were tested for the virus in the 24 hour period up to September 21, 8 pm.

Residents should be alert for any symptoms that could signal COVID-19 including headache, nausea, sore throat, runny nose, cough, loss of smell or taste, or fever.

If symptoms appear, people must isolate and get tested immediately, and remain isolated until a negative result is received.

To help stop the spread of COVID-19:

  • If you are unwell, get tested and isolate right away - don't delay.
  • Wash your hands regularly and take hand sanitiser with you when you go out.
  • Keep your distance and leave 1.5 metres between yourself and others.
  • Wear a mask at all times when outside your home, except when exercising.

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