Far West LHD COVID-19 Update - 7 More Cases
The Far West Local Health District (FWLHD) reported seven cases of COVID-19 to 8pm last night, bringing the total cases in Far West LHD up to 8pm last night to 98.
All seven of today's new cases are 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.
Seven more positive COVID-19 cases recovered from their illness up to 8pm last night, bringing the District's total recovered cases to 24.
FWLHD is again calling on anyone who has been in Wilcannia to get tested regardless of whether or not they have symptoms.
Anyone in the community with COVID-19 who is isolating at home is reminded they can call for an ambulance if they are concerned or experience a deterioration in symptoms, including breathlessness and dizziness.
Traces of the virus have been detected in the sewage in Broken Hill, Broken Hill South and Wilcannia from samples taken on the 31st of August 2021.
All Far West residents must limit their movements in the community at this time. Anyone in FWLHD who is currently experiencing, or has recently experienced, even mild cold-like symptoms is asked to come forward immediately for testing.
The public are advised of venues of concern associated with confirmed cases of COVID-19.
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 on 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 on Sunday, 22 August 2021 - 11:55am to 12:55pm.
Coles Broken Hill on Sunday, 15 August - 10.25am to 10.50am; Friday, 20 August - 10.25am to 11.25am.
Woolworths Broken Hill on Thursday, 19 August - 11.30am to 1pm; Wednesday, 18 August - 2pm to 4pm; Saturday, 14 August - 11.35am to 11.50am.
Axel's Pet Supplies, 229 Oxide Street, Broken Hill, on Friday, 20 August - 9.45am to 9.55am.
Broken Hill Gourmet Meat, Corner Gossan and Blende Streets on Friday, 20 August - 11.45am to 11.55am.
Good Price Pharmacy Warehouse, Broken Hill, 4-5 Village Shopping Centre on Friday, 20 August - 9.30am to 9.40am.
Liquorland, Broken Hill on Friday, 20 August - 10.25am to 11.25am.
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
The FWLHD has increased testing capacity in the District, including in Wilcannia and Broken Hill.
A COVID-19 testing clinic is operating at Wilcannia Oval (entry from Myer Street) from 9am to 4pm daily.
A pop-up COVID-19 testing clinic is operating at the Alma Oval in Broken Hill, from 8am to 4pm this week. The Alma Oval clinic can accommodate drive through tests.
A COVID-19 drive through testing clinic is operating at Memorial Oval in Broken Hill from 8am to 5pm, seven days a week. Everyone is asked to enter via Williams Street and exit via Warnock Street (left turn only).
There are more than 475 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week.
To find your nearest clinic visit: https://www.nsw.gov.au/COVID-19/how-to-protect-yourself-and-others/clinics or contact your GP.
The Broken Hill Vaccination Clinic is taking walk-in appointments from 9.00am - 2.30pm daily. People can present to the Vaccination Clinic at the Broken Hill Civic Centre (corner of Chloride and Blende Streets), complete their registration and receive their vaccine.