CM – A second Covid case discovered in Batemans Bay

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ABC South East NSW reports:

A new case was discovered in Batemans Bay and another in Cooma.

It comes after a positive case was registered in every city on Monday.

Andrew Constance announced, « We now have an additional COVID case in Batemans Bay. The new case is a household contact of the existing case. »

There are currently no places of concern for Batemans Bay, but the investigation is ongoing. Contract tracers are working closely with the case, which is quite ill due to its COVID-19 infection. Close contacts have already been notified.

A pop-up testing clinic will be open at Hanging Rock on Beach Road in Batemans Bay from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Sunday. « 

« We were notified this morning that there are two more cases, one in Batemans Bay and one in Cooma, » he said.

« The Batemans Bay case is a close link to an earlier case that was announced a few days ago. »

The contact follow-up for the Batemans Bay case reported on Monday, which is ill as a result of the infection, is still ongoing.

No places of concern have currently been linked to the Batemans Bay case.

NSW recorded 1,480 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8 p.m. last night.

In the meantime:

In the 24 hours to 8 p.m. last night, no new cases were discovered overseas, and 23 previously reported cases were ruled out after further investigation. The total number of cases in NSW since the pandemic began is 37,535.

A man in southeast Sydney in his 90s died at St. George Hospital. He was a resident of the St. George elderly care facility in Bexley and contracted his infection there.

An 80-year-old man from south east Sydney died in the Prince of Wales Hospital.

In June 2021, there were 148 COVID-19-related deaths in NSW and a total of 204 since the start of the pandemic.

Since June 16, 2021, when the first case in this outbreak was reported, 31,914 locally acquired cases have been reported.

There are currently 1,136 cases of COVID-19 hospitalized, 194 people in intensive care, 78 of whom require ventilation.

Last night, 130,341 COVID-19 tests were reported by 8:00 p.m., compared to 100,745 the previous day.

NSW Health administered 31,064 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8 p.m. last night, including 7,824 at the vaccination center at Sydney Olympic Park.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 7,689,120, with 2,889,178 doses administered by NSW Health last night through 8 p.m. and 4,799,942 from the GP network and third parties through Monday, September 6th 2021, 11:59 p.m.

Of the 1,480 locally acquired cases reported by 8 p.m. yesterday evening, 467 were from the South Western Sydney LHD, 424 from the Western Sydney Local Health District (LHD), 233 from the Sydney LHD, 119 from the South Eastern Sydney LHD, 60 are from Nepean Blue Mountains LHD, 38 are from Northern Sydney LHD, 34 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven LHD, 27 are from Western NSW LHD, 20 are in correctional facilities, 15 are from Central Coast LHD, 11 are from Hunter New England LHD, seven are from Far West LHD and 25 cases have yet to be assigned to an LHD.

NSW Health’s ongoing wastewater monitoring program recently discovered fragments of the virus that COVID-19 is causing in wastewater treatment at Bonny Hills in the Port Macquarie-Hastings area.

No recent cases have been identified at this location so everyone is urged to monitor the occurrence of symptoms and, if they occur, be tested immediately and isolated until a negative result is obtained.

If you are directed to get tested for COVID 19 at any time or to self-isolate, you must follow the rules whether or not the venue or exposure setting is listed on the NSW Health website It remains important that anyone who exhibits symptoms or has close or occasional contact with someone with COVID-19 is immediately isolated and tested. If the testing clinics are busy, please make sure you stay in line, identify yourself to the staff and let them know that you have symptoms or are in contact with a case.

Please check the NSW government website regularly and follow the appropriate health warnings if you have visited a place of concern or used public transport at the same time as a confirmed case of COVID-19. This list will be periodically updated as the case investigations progress.

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