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COVID-19 Daily update 28 March 2020

Saturday 28 March 2020

As of 8am on 28 March 2020
There have been a further 3 cases of COVID-19 identified in the Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD), taking the total number of positive COVID-19 results to 23. 

COVID-19 in MLHD

 

Number of people tested for COVID-19 in MLHD

1,166

Confirmed case in MLHD

23

 

COVID-19 in MLHD by Local Government Areas (LGA)

 

Albury City LGA

6

Cootamundra-Gundagai LGA

1

Federation LGA

5

Greater Hume Shire

2

Griffith City LGA

3

Murrumbidgee Council

2

Wagga Wagga City LGA

4

Total

23

 

All cases notified were diagnosed after travelling overseas or being in contact with a confirmed case.

 

 

Number of COVID-19 cases in MLHD in hospital

1

 

MLHD Advises: 
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, sore throat and dry cough. Symptoms will generally appear 3-4 days after exposure to the virus but can be up to 14 days later.

Members of the public are advised to minimise travel, increase personal awareness around hand hygiene and practice social distancing.

Anyone who believes they have may have contracted the COVID-19 virus (ie: who are returned travellers, or who have come in contact with a confirmed case and are showing symptoms: fever, sore throat, dry cough and shortness of breath) are advised in the first instance to:

  • Call the free-call coronavirus hotline 1800 022 222 and receive advise on the best course of action depending on your symptoms and risks. Medical staff will direct people to the nearest hospital or respiratory clinic, or advise them to stay home and self-monitor, or contact their GP, or
     
  • Contact your GP to arrange an appointment (let GP practice know in advance if you have symptoms) or
     
  • Call the Murrumbidgee COVID-19 Hotline on 1800 831 099 for assessment (7.00 am – 11.00 pm)
 

 

TIPS to reduce potential for virus transmission

avoiding crowds and mass gatherings

avoiding small gatherings in enclosed spaces

keep a distance of 1.5 metres between themselves and other people

avoiding shaking hands, hugging, or kissing other people

avoiding visiting vulnerable people, such as those in aged care facilities or hospitals.

 

MLHD and MPHN encourage members of the public who need information to visit the NSW Health website here

The NSW Government announced a $2.3 billion health boost and economic stimulus package to help tackle the COVID-19 outbreak last week.

NSW Health will receive $700 million to assist in doubling ICU capacity, preparing for additional COVID-19 testing, purchasing additional ventilators and medical equipment, establishing acute respiratory clinics and bringing forward elective surgeries to private hospitals.
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Last updated: 10 August 2020
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