The Murrumbidgee Local Health District has recorded two new COVID-19 cases, with fragments of the virus also detected in a Riverina community's sewage.
The MLHD cases were reported in the 24 hours to 8pm on Saturday. However, no further details of where in the district the cases are from has been made available due to recent change to the reporting of numbers.
On Friday, the MLHD said it will no longer be issuing daily COVID updates, including a breakdown of which LGAs within the region have reported new cases of the virus.
The MLHD will instead release a weekly update every Monday, providing information about how the region is tracking in vaccination and testing numbers.
However, public health alerts will be issued when there is a notifiable area of public concern or action required.
Meanwhile, NSW Health's ongoing sewage surveillance program has detected fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 in sewage samples collected from and Young where there are no recent known cases.
Across the state, NSW Health has reported 286 new cases of the virus from 66,671 tests conducted until the 24-hour reporting period to 8pm on Saturday.
Another person has died bringing the state's death toll to 632 since March last year, while 148 patients remain in hospital and 26 patients in intensive care units.
92.8 per cent of those over the age of 16 and 77.2 per cent of those aged between 12 and 15 are doubled vaccinated.
There are currently 15 cases of COVID-19 with the Omicron variant in NSW, with health authorities stating results on further likely cases are due later today.
To date, there have been no cases with the Omicron variant admitted to hospital in NSW for treatment of COVID-19.
Anyone who has already arrived in NSW after travelling through South Africa, Lesotho, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia, Eswatini and Malawi within the previous 14 days must immediately get tested and isolate for 14 days, and call NSW Health on 1800 943 553.
All travellers arriving in NSW that have been to any of the eight countries within 14 days of arrival must enter hotel quarantine for 14 days, irrespective of their vaccination status.
For local testing locations, call the Murrumbidgee COVID-19 Hotline on 1800 831 099.
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