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Sewage testing can help provide early warning of undetected COVID-19 infections in an area.

Sewage detections and six new COVID-19 cases

Dec 03, 2021
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There were six new cases of COVID-19 reported in the Mid North Coast Local Health District to 8pm yesterday (2 December).  

Five of the cases are from the Kempsey Local Government Area (LGA) and one case is from Port Macquarie-Hastings LGA. All are linked to a known case or cluster.

There have been 529 cases reported in the District since the beginning of the current NSW outbreak.

We continue to urge anyone with the mildest of symptoms to get tested for COVID-19 following the detection of fragments of the virus in sewage samples taken from the Bellingen Sewage Treatment Plant (and earlier this week from Woolgoolga, Nambucca Heads and Kew/Kendall).

Testing sewage can help provide early warning of undetected infections in an area. In these instances, where there are no known cases of COVID-19, this is of particular concern.

Please get vaccinated to protect yourself and others against COVID-19 and keep coming forward for testing if you experience any symptoms such as a fever, sore throat, cough, runny nose, shortness of breath or loss of taste or smell.

For COVID-19 updates, including case locations, testing and vaccination clinic details and information about self-isolation, visit the NSW Government website.


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