Woman arrested in Tumut tests positive to Covid

An A.C.T. woman who tested positive for Covid-19 in Tumut has been transferred to Wagga Wagga Base Hospital for care.

Police reported that at 3pm on Saturday a 37-year-old Holt woman was arrested in Tumut on outstanding warrants and tested positive for Covid 19.

The woman is not a resident of the Murrumbidgee Local Health Area, health officials said. The source of infection is currently under investigation. Contact tracers are working to identify anyone the person may have come in contact with.

The MLHD encouraged anyone in the Snowy Valleys area to come forward for testing if they are experiencing even mild symptoms.

Common symptoms of Covid-19 include fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose and loss of taste or smell. Other symptoms include fatigue, acute blocked nose (congestion), muscle pain, joint pain, headache, diarrhoea, nausea/vomiting, loss of appetite, unexplained chest pain and conjunctivitis.

For testing locations go to www.mlhd.health.nsw.gov.au, or for help accessing a test call the Murrumbidgee Covid-19 Hotline 1800 831 099.