The number of coronavirus cases diagnosed in the Wagga City Council area has increased by one, taking the total to five as of 8am on Sunday.
Murrumbidgee Local Health District has identified three additional cases, including the Wagga case, taking the region's total to 26.
All cases notified were diagnosed after travelling overseas or being in contact with a confirmed case.
One person diagnosed is in hospital and the other 25 are in "self isolation with support of Public Health Unit," according to a statement from the Murrumbidgee Local Health District.
Coronavirus cases identified as of Sunday morning:
- Albury City Local Government Area: 6
- Cootamundra-Gundagai LGA: 1
- Federation LGA: 6
- Greater Hume Shire LGA: 2
- Griffith City LGA: 3
- Hay Shire LGA: 1
- Murrumbidgee Council LGA: 2
- City of Wagga Wagga LGA: 5
- Total: 26
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 advice 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).
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