Three new cases of COVID-19 have been found in the Murrumbidgee Local Health District [MLHD] as the state records 813 new instances of the virus.
Two of the cases were recorded in the Edward River local government area and an Albury resident has also tested positive, however they acquired the infection and are isolating outside of the MLHD.
A case reported yesterday that was yet to be assigned to an LGA has also now been assigned to the Edward River area, bringing the total in that region to three.
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That person is currently in a Melbourne hospital and the two new Edward River cases are both close contacts of a previously reported case and are in isolation.
MLHD chief executive Jill Ludford had previously singled out the Edward River area as being low in the uptake of vaccinations.
Deniliquin Hospital was also identified as the only hospital in the region that could face disruptions due to staff refusing to get vaccinated.
The new cases are still under investigation and no new venues of concern have been listed by the MLHD.
Ten more people have died of COVID-19 in NSW and 813 new cases of the virus were found across the state in the 24 hours to 8pm on Friday.
Of those who died, five were from south-west Sydney, two were from western Sydney, one person was from Sydney's inner city, one person was from the Illawarra, and one was from Lake Macquarie.
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Up to 1005 people are in hospital with the virus, including 202 people in intensive care and 99 of whom require ventilation.
No new cases have been reported as being treated at Wagga Base Hospital since the two who were transferred to the base earlier this week.
Across the border, Victoria has recorded 1488 new COVID cases, a new record for the state with brings its number of active cases to 11,591.
The MLHD is continuining to urge residents across the region to come forward for testing even if they have the mildest of symptoms..
In Young, testing is available daily until Sunday at the Young Town Hall from 10.00am - 4.00pm.
In Moama, testing is available today in Meninya Street near the Council offices from 9.00am - 1.00pm.
In Deniliquin, testing is available today at the rear of the Hospital from 9.00am - 2.00pm.
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