Far West LHD COVID-19 Update - 6 More Cases
The Far West Local Health District (FWLHD) reported seven cases of COVID-19 to 8pm last night, bringing the total number of cases reported in the District to 118.
Of the new cases, six are in Broken Hill and one in Wilcannia.
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 recovered cases remains at 26, with the total number of active cases now 92.
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 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 new 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.
BP Balranald, 94 Sturt Highway
Sunday, 29 August 2021 - 8:30am to 8:45am
Friday, 27 August 2021 - 9:30am to 9:45am
Pepes Milk Bar Broken Hill, 142 Patton Street
Sunday, 22 August 2021 - 11:55am to 12:55pm
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 can 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). People can check their eligibility and make bookings via the Commonwealth Government's eligibility checker.