New exposure sites linked to a positive case of Covid-19 have been listed at Gundagai and Wagga.
The Murrumbidgee Local Health District has revealed two drivers stopped at a number of locations in the district while potentially infectious on Wednesday, August 25. The drivers were asymptomatic and essential workers who undergo regular routine testing. They are now isolating outside of the Murrumbidgee Local Health District.
One location of concern has been identified in Wagga Wagga, at Wagga Trucks on Hammond Avenue, and the Public Health Unit is making contact with everyone who attended this venue to assess risk for staff, and to determine if any had close contact with the case. SMS messages will be sent to people who checked in with the QR code.
Anyone who was at Wagga Trucks on Wednesday August 25 between 7.30 am and 11am is considered a close contact and should get tested immediately and self-isolate for 14 days. This business has a COVID-19 business safety plan in place which has helped minimise the risk to patrons.
The other location is at Gundagai’s IOR Petroleum, on the corner of Mount and Cross Streets, on Wednesday, August 25, at 4.30am.
Public Health advises there is minimal risk to the public at this stop as the drivers used contact free payment at the unstaffed fuel pump.
The most common symptoms of Covid-19 are fever, sore throat and dry cough. Symptoms will generally appear 3-4 days after exposure to the virus but can be up to 14 days later. MLHD said it will deploy the mobile Covid Testing Clinics to enable anyone who is a close or casual contact, or any community member who is concerned, to come forward to be tested.
MLHD has extended COVID-19 Testing Clinic hours this weekend as follows:
Gundagai today from 12 noon – 6pm (no appointment necessary)
Wagga Wagga Equex Centre (Drive Thru) today 10am-6pmpm (no appointment necessary) Sunday 29 August 10.30am – 6.00pm (no appointment necessary). Wagga Wagga 84-86 Murray Street
For additional testing locations go to www.mlhd.nsw.gov.au or call the Murrumbidgee COVID-19 Hotline 1800 831 099.
The state recorded 1035 cases of Covid in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 42 in western NSW and four in Wilcannia. Two people lost their lives, a woman in her 70s from the Nepean-Blue Mountains district, and a lady in her 80s form western Sydney.