Five people across the Riverina have recovered from COVID-19 as the health authorities declare for the third day running that no new cases of the disease have been diagnosed in the region.
Coronavirus has claimed the life of one person in the region - a 74-year-old Albury woman who acquired the disease overseas and passed away in Albury Base Hospital's intensive care unit last week - and has been diagnosed in 42 people throughout the district area.
Five patients across the network have recovered, with one each in the Albury, Federation, Griffith, Murrumbidgee and Wagga local government areas.
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Four people have been hospitalised with the disease, MLHD said, and more than 2130 have been tested for COVID-19.
Those aged between 20 and 29 are heavily represented in the confirmed cases, with the 14 people in that age group diagnosed making up a large proportion of the health district's official tally.
The local data mirrors national indicators that the curve is flattening, however it isn't enough to keep the Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) from trying to lure health workers back to the industry.
"We're growing our workforce to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic," said MLHD's Director of People and Culture Helen Emmerson.
"We still need to be prepared as a district for what lies ahead, and ensuring that we have the right resources, including the right mix of workforce moving into the foreseeable future is one of our top priorities."
Across the state, 2637 people have been diagnosed with COVID-19, with 18 deaths.
- Those suffering acute, cold, flu-like symptoms who have recently returned from travelling or are a contact of a confirmed case are urged to be tested for the virus. To do this, call HealthDirect on 1800 0222 222 to be triaged and advised by a nurse over the phone. Alternatively, contact your GP to book an appointment and let them know in advance if you have symptoms - these might include fever, cough, runny nose or shortness of breath.
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