There were more than 400 COVID-19 tests undertaken across the local health district over the weekend after fragments of the virus were detected in sewage in Harden and Young.
At the Murrumbidgee LHD's testing facilities and mobile testing sites there were 2,007 tests conducted in the past week, including 434 over the weekend, a spokesperson said.
On Saturday during the 11am COVID press conference, it was revealed that traces of the virus were detected in the sewage at Harden and Young in the Riverina.
"We've not identified recent cases in these locations so again, urging anyone in these locations to be particularly aware of COVID symptoms and come forward for testing at the slightest of symptoms," deputy chief health officer Jeremy McAnulty said.
A mobile testing clinic is located at Young Town Hall today (Monday) from 10am to 4pm, and will be at Harden Hospital tomorrow (Tuesday) from 10am to 2pm.
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Sewage surveillance testing for COVID fragments is currently being conducted at Albury, Cootamundra, Deniliquin, Junee, Gundagai, Griffith, Leeton, Narrandera, Temora, Wagga, West Wyalong and Lake Cargelligo.
"Sewerage testing is sensitive and a good way to alert us to potential people in the community with COVID-19," the MLHD spokesperson said.
There were also more than 2,000 COVID-19 vaccinations administered by the MLHD throughout the past week.
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