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Nine more cases in MLHD

Nine more cases in MLHD

The increase was confirmed as at 5pm last night

There have been a further nine cases of COVID-19 identified in the Murrumbidgee Local Health District taking the total number of positive COVID-19 results to ten.

In a statement released by the Health District, 987 people have been tested for the virus in the region.

The statement continues:

"The new cases of COVID-19 located in Albury, Griffith, Federation, Cootamundra-Gundagai and Wagga Wagga LGAs were confirmed yesterday afternoon.

All cases notified were diagnosed after travelling overseas or being in contact with a confirmed case.

All patients have experienced mild to moderate symptoms and are in self isolation to ensure they do not transmit the virus. They are being managed at home with the support of their GP and a daily check up with local health services.

The MLHD Public Health Unit interviews the person to determine their movements while they were infectious. Where individuals are identified as close contacts, the Public Health Unit directs these contacts to self-isolate for 14 days after they were last in contact with the case.

Practicing hand hygiene and social distancing remain the most effective ways to reduce transmission of the virus. MLHD recommends community members to follow NSW Health advice around social distancing and self-isolation to slow the spread of the virus. Reducing contact between people unless absolutely necessary, especially those in our population who may be more vulnerable or susceptible to the illness because of age or weakened immunity, is critical to slowing the spread and impact of COVID-19.

Follow the advice given by NSW Health authorities and stay up to date with what’s going on the
website at: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases"

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