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COVID-19 virus fragments detected in sewage

The NSW Sewage Surveillance Program tests untreated sewage for fragments of the COVID-19 (SARSCoV- 2) virus at sewage treatment plant locations across NSW.

There are a number of sewage detections across metro and regional NSW. The locations listed generally represent new detections or in areas at high risk where there are no known cases. 

If you live in any of these areas you should monitor for symptoms. If you have even the mildest of symptoms (even if it appears to be a cold), get tested and self-isolate immediately. 

Armidale sewage treatment plant  14 and 19 October The Armidale sewage treatment plant serves about 24,000 people.
Boorowa sewage treatment plant  19 October The Boorowa sewage treatment plant serves about 1,200 people.
Guyra sewage treatment plant  19 October The Guyra sewage treatment plant serves about 1,900 people.
Harrington sewage treatment plant  19 October The Harrington sewage treatment plant serves about 5,180 people.
Inverell sewage treatment plant 18 October The Inverell sewage treatment plant serves about 10,300 people.
Jerilderie sewage treatment plant 18 October Jerilderie sewage treatment plant serves about 1000 people.
Leeton sewage treatment plant  18 October The Leeton sewage treatment plant serves about 11,600 people.
Lightning Ridge sewage treatment plant  18 October The Lightning Ridge sewage treatment plant serves about 2300 people.
Moree sewage treatment plant  19 October The Moree sewage treatment plant serves about 10,000 people.
Nyngan sewage treatment plant 19 October The Nyngan sewage treatment plant serves about 2500 people.
Old Bar sewage treatment plant 19 October The Old Bar sewage treatment plant serves about 4,390 people.
Quirindi sewage treatment plant  19 October The Quirindi sewage treatment plant serves about 2,680 people.
Uralla sewage treatment plant 18 October The Uralla sewage treatment plant serves about 2700 people.
Wagga Wagga sewage treatment plant (Kooringal catchment) 18 October The Wagga Wagga sewage treatment plant (Kooringal catchment) serves about 15,650 people.
Woolgoolga sewage treatment plant 15 and 18 October The Woolgoolga sewage treatment plant serves about 1400 people.

 

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