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Zero new cases of COVID-19 in the Southern Highlands, five in the Southern Tablelands

Zero new cases of COVID-19 in the Southern Highlands, five in the Southern Tablelands

Zero new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in the Southern Highlands, while five new cases of the virus were recorded in the Southern Tablelands as of October 17, 8 pm.

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There have been 79 cases of COVID-19 in the Southern Highlands since the current outbreak began in June.

According to the NSW Health website, there are six active cases of COVID-19 in the 2575 postcode, one active case in the 2576 postcode, and nine active cases in the 2577 postcode.

One new venue of concern was added overnight to the NSW Health website.

Anyone who visited the Shell service station on Sally Corner Road, Sutton Forest on Monday October 11 between 5 pm and 5:30 pm is required to get tested and isolate until a negative result is returned.

Mittagong Woolworths and Big W have also been added to the NSW Health website of concern list.

Anyone who was at Big W on October 7 between 2:30 pm and 3:30 pm is required to get tested and isolate until a negative result is returned.

Anyone was at Mittagong Woolworths on October 8 between 3:35 pm to 4pm, October 7 between 3:30 pm to 3:35 pm, October 5 between 2:35 pm to 3 pm, October 4 2:45 pm to 3 pm, October 1, 4:20 to 6:05 pm, and September 24 8:45 am to 9:45 am is required to get tested and isolate until a negative result is returned

Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) recorded fivenew COVID-19.

Three new cases were recorded in the Queanbeyan-Palerang region and are currently being investigated. One case was in Queanbeyan, and two cases were in Jerrabomberra.

Two new cases were recorded in the Yass Valley region. One case is in Yass and is linked to a known case. The second case is in Gundaroo and is under investigation.

This brings the total cases in SNSWLHD to 409 since the start of the current outbreak in June.

Across NSW, 265 cases of COVID-19 were recorded, and more than 60,00 people were tested for the virus in the 24 hours up to October 17, 8 pm.

The community is reminded to remain vigilant for symptoms and get tested if any appear, no matter how mild. Symptoms include cold or flu-like symptoms such as fever, sore throat, cough or shortness of breath. People with mild symptoms, such as fatigue, new muscle aches or pains, a change in taste or smell or a new runny nose, should also arrange testing as quickly as possible.

High rates of testing are critical to detecting transmission and preventing further spread of COVID-19 in the community.

Find out where you can get tested for COVID-19 here.

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