No new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in the Southern NSW Local Health District on Tuesday morning, July 21, the Southern NSW Local Health District says.
"There were nil new cases of COVID-19 recorded in SNSWLHD in the past 24 hours, with 58 confirmed cases attributed to the Local Health District," the spokesperson said in a statement released on Tuesday morning.
The Batemans Bay cluster stands at eight people, only one of whom is a local resident.
The SNSWLHD spokesperson said 880 tests were conducted in the Eurobodalla Shire from Saturday to Monday, July 18-20; 608 tests were recorded at the Batemans Bay Hanging Rock clinic and 272 at the Moruya assessment clinic.
The district praised community members in the shire who turned out for testing.
"The district worked with Eurobodalla Shire Council to provide temporary lighting on Monday night to allow the Hanging Rock clinical crew to work into the evening," the spokesperson said.
"Southern NSW Local Health District is continuing to ask all patrons and staff who were at the Batemans Bay Soldiers Club on Monday 13 July, Wednesday 15 July, Thursday 16 July and Friday 17 July, to immediately be tested for COVID-19 and self-isolate for 14 days, regardless of symptoms," the spokesperson said.
"To ensure people can get tested quickly, SNSWLHD will continue testing in Batemans Bay through the COVID-19 pop-up clinic at the Hanging Rock Oval Car Park (near the function centre) on Beach Road, Batemans Bay.
"The clinic will be open from daily from 9am to 5pm until further notice. Extra staff and assessment stations will be on hand to deal with the increased testing demand, traffic flow and the recording of information.
"The planned COVID-19 Assessment Clinic at Malua Bay this Thursday has been moved to the Hanging Rock Oval Carpark, to help consolidate the testing process for local residents in one central location.
"While the testing hours at Moruya Hospital have also changed to daily 9am to 5pm; and will be extended daily depending on demand."
SNSWLHD urged anyone feeling unwell - even with the mildest of symptoms such as a runny nose, scratchy throat cough, fever, shortness of breath, headache, sore throat, tiredness, loss of taste/smell, nausea, diarrhoea or muscle aches - to self-isolate and seek COVID-19 testing, so cases in the community are identified as quickly as possible.
More than 22,000 tests have been carried out across the Southern NSW Local Health District, with 4568 carried out in the Eurobodalla Shire.
The spokesperson said 3824 tests had been conducted in the Bega Valley Shire, 3907 in Goulburn Mulwaree Shire, 5515 in Queanbeyan-Palerang Shire, 2112 in the Snowy- Monaro Shire, 1330 for Yass Valley Shire and 788 in the Upper Lachlan Shire.
For the latest, up to date information head to: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/coronavirus.aspx