The Murrumbidgee Local Health District is confident the region will be able to bring the latest outbreak of COVID cases under control.
A total of 18 new cases have been confirmed in the MLHD, including nine in Albury, six in the Greater Hume LGA, two in the Murray River region and one in the Edward River LGA.
The number of active cases in Albury is now 50 and MLHD chief executive Jill Ludford said measures are being put in place to help control the border city's outbreak.
"At the moment we are managing a significant outbreak along the border region," Ms Ludford said.
"I want to say to people who are living in that region, we are really ramping up our management plan, we've got testing plans and processes in place to make sure we are able to live and manage with COVID."
"I think we're able to cope with the outbreak that we have in Albury at the moment - we've got good management plans, we've got good testing capability, there's low rates of hospitalisation, and the majority of people who have COVID are being cared for in the hospital in the home."
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Ms Ludford said there had been no major exposures recorded in the Albury region so far and suggested this would mean another lockdown was unlikely.
"Obviously, the government will continue to keep a very close eye on what's happening, but we haven't had any major exposures in the Albury LGA, and I'm sure the citizens there will heed to the advice and keep their community safe," she said.
Across the region 3260 people came forward for COVID testing on Saturday and Sunday, including nearly 2000 in Wagga and over 1070 in Albury.
Ms Ludford described this as an "extraordinary" response and thanked the community for their commitment.
The MLHD chief executive urged Riverina residents, especially those in Albury and the Greater Hume LGA, to avoid non-essential travel and to continue getting vaccinated.
"There's a pleasing result there [in Albury] for first vaccinations at 89.8 per cent but the fully-vaccinated rate, at 61.4 per cent, is significantly below that 80 per cent that we know is the safety margin that will help keep communities safe," Ms Ludford said.
"Please do not consider bringing forward your second dose earlier than the interval which is recommended in accordance with the vaccine you are provided."
Across the MLHD, 91.3 per cent of residents have had their first dose of the COVID vaccine and 53,350 doses have been administered.
A resident at the Mercy Place aged care centre in Albury tested positive for COVID-19 after today's numbers were finalised and passed away on Monday.
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