Three more confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Far West LHD
The Far West Local Health District (FWLHD) can confirm four cases reported to 8 pm last night. Three cases are located at Wilcannia and were identified after they became symptomatic on the weekend and were infectious from 13 August 2021. They are in the same family and are in isolation and are doing well.
Investigations and contact tracing are continuing and more close and casual contacts may be identified.
As announced yesterday a case was confirmed in Broken Hill and that person remains in isolation. The person was infectious from 13 August.
While Far West LHD residents are urged to limit their movements in the community at this time, widespread COVID-19 testing is critical.
The FWLHD has increased testing capacity in the FWLHD, including in Wilcannia and Broken Hill.
A COVID testing clinic is operating at Wilcannia Oval (entry from Myer Street) from 9am to 4pm daily.
Pop Up COVID testing clinics are operating at the Aged Persons Rest Centre (Blende Street) and at the Alma Oval in Broken Hill, both operating 8am to 4pm this week. The Alma Oval clinic can accommodate drive thru tests.
A COVID Drive Through testing clinic is operating at Memorial Oval (Broken Hill). Entry is via Williams Street and the hours of operation are 8am to 5pm, seven days a week. Everyone is asked to follow the traffic control directions, and exit is via Warnock Street (left turn only).
Anyone in FWLHD who is currently experiencing, or has recently experienced, even mild cold-like symptoms is asked to come forward immediately for testing.