Far West LHD COVID-19 Update - 2 More Cases
The Far West Local Health District (FWLHD) reported 2 cases of COVID-19 to 8pm last night, bringing the total number of cases reported in the District to 199.
Upon further investigation, one previously counted case has been identified as a false positive and has been removed from the total.
Of the two new cases, both are in Broken Hill. One is a household contact and one is under investigation.
All cases are in isolation and are being contacted regularly by NSW Health staff for health and welfare checks. Follow up investigations and contact tracing are continuing.
The District's total number of recovered cases is 106 (one from Balranald, 10 from Broken Hill and 95 from Wilcannia). The total number of active cases is 93.
The District is calling on anyone to get tested if they have even the mildest symptoms. Anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms such as fever, sore throat, cough, headache, or shortness of breath, is urged to immediately get tested. Even people with mild symptoms, such as fatigue, new muscle aches or pains, a change in taste or smell or a new runny nose, should arrange testing as quickly as possible. Find your nearest testing clinic: COVID-19 testing clinics | NSW Government
A number of casual contact venues have been confirmed. Anyone who attended any of the following venues listed on the specified dates and times (all CST) are casual contacts (unless they have been contacted by NSW Health as close contacts) and must get tested and isolate until a negative test result is received.
Service NSW Broken Hill - 115 Bagot Street
Thursday 16 September, 12:55pm to 1:00pm
Balranald Bakery - 113 Market Street
Tuesday 14 September, 11:30am to 12pm (noon)
Balranald Pharmacy - 107 Market Street
Tuesday 14 September, 11:15am to 11:30am
Australia Post Broken Hill - 260 Argent Street
Friday 10 September, 6:10pm to 6:30pm
Friday 10 September, 4pm to 4:20pm
Centrelink and Medicare Broken Hill - 180 Beryl Street
Monday 6 September, 11:20am to 11:50am
Monday 6 September, 1:40pm to 2:10pm
Coles Broken Hill - 7 Gossan Street,
Friday 10 September, 11:30am to 12:30pm
Tuesday 7 September, 5pm to 6pm
Sunday 5 September, 10:15am to 10:50am
Friday 3 September, 11:50am to 12:15pm
Cheap as ChipsBroken Hill - 7-11 Gossan Street
Friday 10 September, 12pm to 12:30pm
Friday 3 September, 11:40am to 12pm
NAB Broken Hill - Westside Plaza, 7 Galena Street
Wednesday 8 September, 9am to 9:45am
BWS Broken Hill - Westside Plaza, 7 Galena Street
Wednesday 8 September, 9:30am to 10:15am
Metro Petroleum Broken Hill - 571 Beryl Street
Monday 6 September, 11am to 2pm
Adkin's True Value Hardware Broken Hill - 76 Oxide Street, Broken Hill
Tuesday 14 September, 2:50pm to 5:05pm
Wednesday, 8 September 2021 - 12:50pm to 1pm
Foodland Broken Hill - 347 Beryl Street, Broken Hill
Wednesday, 15 September 2021 - 6.30pm to 6.50pm
Saturday, 11 September 2021 - 6.15pm to 6.30pm
Sunday, 5 September 2021 - 3:45pm to 3:55pm
For a full list of locations, including close and casual contact venues, public transport routes or changes to previously reported venues, visit https://www.nsw.gov.au/COVID-19/nsw-COVID-19-case-locations
Anyone in the community with COVID-19 who is isolating at home is reminded they should call the public health unit on +61 1300 066 055 if they have any health concerns. Please call triple zero (000) in an emergency, including a deterioration in symptoms.
Far West Local Health District continues to urge eligible people to come forward for vaccination (providing they are not cases, contacts of cases, are not isolating, and do not have symptoms). Those aged 12 years and above are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination. People can check their eligibility and make bookings via the Commonwealth Government's eligibility checker.