A previously-reported COVID-19 case in the Murrumbidgee Local Health District [MLHD] has been officially added to the state tally.
One of the 360 new locally-acquired cases detected across the state was found in the Murrumbidgee region in the 24 hours to 8pm on Monday, according to NSW Health.
Five more people in the state have lost their lives to COVID-19, including one person in their 40s, one in their 50s, and three in their 80s. Three resided in the Nepean Blue Mountains area and two were from Greater Sydney.
The latest Murrumbidgee case is a resident of the Berrigan local government area [LGA] and is linked to the Edward River cluster.
They have been in isolation during their infectious period, the MLHD confirmed on Tuesday.
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The Edward River LGA now has six cases, and the death of a woman in her 70s earlier in the month has been tallied in another LGA.
"The MLHD has also received updated information on a case previously reported for the Edward River LGA," the MLHD said on Tuesday.
"It's been confirmed that the person, which sadly died at a Melbourne Hospital earlier this month, is a resident of the Murray River LGA."
There have been no new sewage detections in the region, the health service said, after pings in Albury, Wagga and West Wyalong at the weekend.
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Increased testing is available in the Snowy Valleys today as the MLHD deploys mobile clinics in the region.
It comes after a woman was diagnosed with COVID-19 following her arrest in Tumut on Saturday.
People can get a COVID-19 test at the Tumut Citizens Boys Club at 76 Fitzroy Street until 1pm on Tuesday, and at The Health Post at Brungle between 2.30pm and 3.30pm.
Anyone with the mildest of symptoms is urged to come forward and be tested.
More on the pandemic
Common symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose and loss of taste or smell.
Other symptoms include fatigue, acute blocked nose (congestion), muscle pain, joint pain, headache, diarrhoea, nausea/vomiting, loss of appetite, unexplained chest pain and conjunctivitis.
There has been 46 cases and one death reported in the MLHD since the start of the outbreak.
They include 25 in the Hilltops LGA, nine in Albury, six in Edward River, two in Wagga, and one each in the Griffith, Federation, Murray River and Berrigan LGAs.
Just over 90 per cent of the state aged over 16 have received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 74 per cent are fully vaccinated, NSW Health said.
The majority of new cases revealed on Tuesday are in greater Sydney LHDs, with 93 alone in the South Western Sydney LHD.
Regionally, the Hunter New England recorded 47 cases, another 38 were found in the Illawarra Shoalhaven, 22 new patients have been diagnosed on the Central Coast, the Nepean Blue Mountains recorded 13, 11 more were found in Western and 10 in the Southern NSW LHD.
Four more cases were detected in Northern NSW, and one each in the Far West, Mid North Coast and Murrumbidgee LHDs.
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