Three more confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Far West LHD
The Far West Local Health District (FWLHD) can confirm three more COVID-19 cases have been reported overnight. These cases will be counted in tomorrow's numbers.
The three new cases are located at Wilcannia. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in FWLHD to seven.
The three new cases in Wilcannia are in isolation and are being contacted regularly by public health staff for health and welfare checks.
Follow up investigations and contact tracing is continuing. More close and casual contacts may be identified as part of this process.
We are calling on anyone who has been in Wilcannia in recent days to get tested regardless of whether or not they have symptoms.
All Far West residents are also urged to limit their movements in the community at this time.
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 pop-up testing clinic is also being held at the Community Hub in Creedon Street, Broken Hill from 11am to 3pm today.
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 450 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.
Anyone in FWLHD who is currently experiencing, or has recently experienced, even mild cold-like symptoms is asked to come forward immediately for testing.
A number of new close and casual contact venues were confirmed in Wilcannia and Broken Hill overnight (times are CST).
Anyone who attended the following venue on the specified date and time is a close contact and must get tested and isolate for 14 days.
- Alfrescos Café, Broken Hill on Monday 16 August - 1.25pm to 2.10pm (CST)
Anyone who attended any of the following venues listed on the specified dates and times 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.
Wilcannia Roadhouse Grahams Motel on Saturday 14 August - 9am to 9.10am (CST)
Woolworths Broken Hill on Saturday 14 August - 11.35am to 11.50am (CST)
Coles Broken Hill on Sunday 15 August - 10.25am to 10.50am (CST)
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