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COVID-19 Update 3 September 2021 - Case Under Investigation

3 September 2021

MLHD UPDATE - FRIDAY 3 SEPTEMBER

ONE COVID-19 CASE UNDER INVESTIGATION

A suspected positive case of COVID-19 in Wagga Wagga is currently under investigation.

Further testing is underway after an essential worker returned an inconclusive result during regular screening tests for COVID-19.

The person is asymptomatic and is an essential worker who undergoes regular routine testing. The person is isolating in accommodation in Wagga Wagga, along with their close contacts, while further testing is completed.

All close contacts have been identified. There are no other venues of concern at this stage.

All persons in isolation accommodation are being supported by Murrumbidgee Local Health District and the Local Emergency Management Committee to ensure their needs are met.

The person and their contacts have worked in the Grong Grong, Coolamon and Narrandera area.

People in the Grong Grong, Coolamon and Narrandera areas, or who have travelled to these areas in the past week, are asked to monitor for symptoms and get tested as soon as symptoms occur, and isolate until a negative result is received.

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.

Testing is available this weekend:

Town

Testing Address

Date and Time

Details

 

Temora

MLHD - Temora Hospital

168-182 Loftus Street

Saturday

10.00am – 12.00pm

 

Call Murrumbidgee COVID-19 Hotline 1800 831 099 before attending

Narrandera

MLHD - Narrandera Hospital

Cnr Douglas and Adams Street

Saturday

10.00am – 2.00pm

 

No appointment necessary

 

Coolamon

MLHD - Coolamon Hospital

Dr Buchanan Drive

Saturday

12.00pm – 2.00pm

 

No appointment necessary

West Wyalong

MLHD - West Wyalong Hospital

70 Ungarie Road

Monday - Friday

7:30am – 3.00pm

 

Call the Hospital to book on 6979 0000

Wagga Wagga

MLHD Drive Through Testing Clinic Equex Centre

Entry via Copland Street

 

10.00am – 6.00pm Daily

 

 

           

No appointment necessary

Wagga Wagga

MLHD Murray Street COVID-19 Testing Clinic

84-86 Murray Street

 

9.00am – 4.00pm Daily

Appointments preferred

call 1800 831 099

Walk-ins accepted

 

Wagga Wagga

Laverty Pathology

Drive Through Testing

Riverina Playhouse Carpark (entry via Cross Street)

Monday – Thursday

8.00am – 5.00pm

Friday

8.00am – 3.00pm

Saturday and Sunday

8.00am – 1.00pm

 

No appointment necessary

 

For additional testing locations go to www.mlhd.nsw.gov.au. For help accessing a test call the Murrumbidgee COVID-19 Hotline 1800 831 099.

Follow up sewage testing at Temora earlier this week detected fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19.

 

No other locations in MLHD have had positive sewage samples this week.

Sewage testing has been carried out this week in Albury, Cootamundra, Corowa, Deniliquin, Griffith, Gundagai, Junee, Leeton, Moama, Mulwala, Narrandera, Tumut, Wagga Wagga, West Wyalong and Young.

The detection in Temora is a concern as there are no known cases in this area. Everyone in Temora, or who has recently travelled to Temora, is urged to monitor for the onset of symptoms, and if they appear, to immediately be tested and isolate until a negative result is received.

 

 

Last updated: 07 September 2021
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