Five new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Hilltops local government area today, the Murrumbidgee Local Health District has announced.
The five cases will be included in NSW Health's numbers tomorrow.
Four of the new cases are household contacts of a previously reported case, and include a woman in her 40s and three children.
A young female in her teens has also been confirmed to have the virus.
All five are isolating in their own homes and being supported by the MLHD.
This brings the total number of cases in the Hilltops local government area to 12.
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The MLHD said that investigations and contact tracing are ongoing to identify all close and casual contacts, and any venues of concern.
Anyone who visited the Boorowa Hotel (Top Pub) on Saturday, September 11 between 11am and 12.30pm is considered a close contact and must get tested and isolate for 14 days regardless of the result.
Anyone who visited the following venues at the times listed below is a casual contact and should get tested immediately and isolate until a negative result is received. If your date of exposure at the venue occurred in the last four days you must get another test on day 5 from the date of exposure.
- Young Medcirc, 50-66 Boorowa Street, Tuesday September 14, 11:30am-12:00pm
- Young Woolworths, 263 Boorowa Street, Monday September 13, 9:45am-9:50pm AND Thursday September 16, 12:30pm-12:40pm
- Young Big W, Boorowa Street, Tuesday September 14, 5:30pm-5:50pm
- Young Aldi, 11 Zouch Street, Monday September 13, 9:10am-9:40pm
Previous locations of concern listed in Young include:
- Young Bunnings, 288 Boorowa Street, Thursday September 16, 2:40pm-2:50pm AND Saturday September 11, 12:25pm-12:35pm
- Young Laverty Pathology, 12 Cloete Street, Monday September 13, 1:45-2:00pm
- Young J & L Pet Shop, 105 Main Street, Monday September 13, 2:40pm-2:50pm
- Young Keith Simmons Enginering, 169 Lovell Street, Saturday September 11, 12:45pm-12:55pm
An additional location of concern has also been listed by Victoria Health. Anyone who visited the Cobram-Barooga Sports Club at 10 Burkinshaw Street in Barooga on Friday September 17, between 11:20am and 11:50am, is considered a casual contact and should get tested and isolate until a negative result is received.
A full list of locations, including close and casual contact venues, public transport routes or changes to previously reported venues can be accessed online.
There are no new cases in the Albury LGA and no new venues of concern to report. There remains a total of three cases in Albury residents.
Follow-up sewage samples have also been collected at Griffith following a positive detection over the weekend.
"We ask communities in the areas of Hilltops LGA, Albury LGA and Griffith LGA to be vigilant with mask wearing, hand hygiene and social distancing, get tested if they have the mildest of symptoms, and if eligible, come forward for vaccination as soon as possible," the health district said in a statement.
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