A COVID-19 case has been confirmed in Yass Valley LGA by Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD).
SNSWLHD is urging anyone feeling unwell - even with the mildest of symptoms such as a runny nose, scratchy sore throat cough, fever, shortness of breath, headache, tiredness, loss of taste/smell, nausea, diarrhoea or muscle aches - to self-isolate and seek COVID-19 testing, so cases in the community are identified as quickly as possible.
A total of 1493 tests have been conducted in Yass Valley as on July 26 at 11pm. Out of these, six were confirmed cases and one is an active case.
"SNSWLHD has confirmed NIL new reported cases of COVID-19 attributed to the district in the last 24 hours @ 2300, Sunday July 26," a Southern NSW Local Health District spokesperson said.
"The district further praises the local communities across the local health district which have turned out for COVID-19 testing, with strong testing numbers being recorded across the local health district."
A number of our smaller COVID testing sites will still be by appointment only (Pambula Hospital, Bombala MPS, Eden, Perisher and Thredbo) - call 1800 999 880 (option 2).
There is no longer a requirement to schedule appointments at most of the District's COVID- 19 testing sites. Callers to the SNSWLHD 1800 999 880 COVID linewill be provided with information on testing eligibility and clinic times and locations.
These testing sites include Goulburn Base Hospital, Queanbeyan District Hospital, Eurobodalla Health Service (Moruya), South East Regional Hospital (SERH), Cooma District Hospital, Jindabyne Clinic and Yass District Hospital as well as the 'pop-up' clinics at Hanging Rock, Merimbula and Crookwell. See our website at: www.snswlhd.health.nsw.gov.au.
It remains essential that everyone maintains social distancing and good hygiene to minimise the risk of spread between people. People can unwittingly pass COVID-19 to others if they are incubating the infection or have very mild symptoms.
There are steps we can take to protect ourselves and loved ones:
- If you have even mild symptoms, a cold or cough, get tested and stay home until you're cleared
- Keep your 1.5m distance from others at all times even if you are well - If you have been in Victoria, don't mix with other people until two weeks has passed
- Practise good hand hygiene at all times - Consider wearing a mask if you are in a situation where you cannot socially distance.
For the latest, up to date information head to: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/coronavirus.aspx.