Hundreds of people across the Riverina have come forward for COVID testing after three venues were visited by infected travellers.
On Wednesday, venues at Gundagai, Hay and Jindera were listed as COVID exposure sites by NSW Health. It is believed the venues are linked to a crew of three removalists who visited Victoria and South Australia before two tested positive on their return to NSW.
On Thursday the Murrumbidgee Local Health District recorded 684 tests, with 107 of these in the Albury LGA. No new cases have been detected.
The announcement comes as 97 cases were recorded in NSW to 8pm on Thursday.
"MLHD is working closely with Albury Wodonga Health and private pathology providers to improve access to testing clinics during this heightened increase in demand," an MLHD spokesperson said in a statement.
"MLHD thanks people who have come forward for testing in effected communities and for their patience and understanding during this time."
IN OTHER NEWS:
Anyone who visited the following venues at the listed times are considered a close contact, and must get tested and immediately self-isolate for 14 days regardless of their result:
- Coles Express in Gundagai between 1.00am and 1.30am on Thursday, July 8
- Hay Shell service station between 7.30am and 8.00am on Saturday, July 10
- Jindera Shell service station between 11.30am and 11.45am on Saturday, July 10
"We understand that many people in the community may be concerned they have come in contact with the COVID-19 virus," the MLHD spokesperson said.
"If you were not at an exposure site on the days listed above, or a close contact to someone who was, please monitor for symptoms and get tested if even the mildest symptoms develop."
On Friday morning cars were lined up at the testing clinic at Wagga Beach, with the queue reaching Saint Michael's Cathedral.
Testing is available in Gundagai at the GP-Led respiratory clinic on Mount Street, or at the Multipurpose Service. Hay Hospital is also offering testing, as well as the Jindera Recreation Reserve on Dight Street.
The MLHD also has a number of testing clinics based in Cootamundra, Griffith, Hay, Leeton and Wagga. There are available by appointment and can be arranged by calling the COVID-19 hotline on 1800 831 099.
You can find your nearest testing clinic online.
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