There have been no further cases of the coronavirus identified in the Murrumbidgee Local Health District since Sunday's announcement of a single positive result.
That latest update from the MLHD, issued on Monday afternoon, said there had been one positive result has been returned from 538 people tested for COVID-19 in the area.
In a statement, the MLHD said it "is confident this patient, located in the border region, is taking appropriate measures to ensure he does not transmit the virus".
"MLHD appeals to members of the public to practice hand hygiene and social distancing as these remain the most effective ways to reduce transmission of the virus," the statement reads.
"Reducing contact between people unless absolutely necessary, especially those in our population who may be more vulnerable or susceptible to the illness because of age or weakened immunity, is critical to slowing the spread and impact of COVID-19."
The most common symptoms of the coronavirus are fever, sore throat and dry cough. Symptoms will generally appear three to four days after exposure to the virus, but it can be up to 14 days later.
People are being 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 - that is who are returned travellers, or people who have come in contact with a confirmed case and are showing symptoms 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 between 7am and 11pm.
In a bid to help reduce the potential for transmission of the virus, people are being advised to:
- 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.
Anyone who needs information should visit the NSW Health website at: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases