COVID fragments detected for first time in Jindabyne sewage as list in South East NSW grows
The list of COVID-19 fragments detected in South East NSW sewage continues to grow, with Jindabyne now reporting its first.
COVID-19 has been detected for the first time in sewage at Jindabyne in the NSW Snowy Mountains
Fragments of the virus have also recently been found in Thredbo and Cooma
There have been nine detections of COVID-19 Delta fragments in sewage across South East NSW since August 25, 2021
NSW Health today announced positive detections in Cooma and Bega's sewage, but spokespeople from the Bega Valley and Snowy Monaro Shires have confirmed they were the same detections announced from yesterday.
It marked the first detection of COVID-19 in Jindabyne's sewage.
South East NSW recorded its first positive detection of COVID-19 in sewage samples connect to the Delta outbreak in Merimbula in August.
Since then, there have been a further two sewage detections in that town, along with three detections in Cooma, one in Thredbo and one Bega.
It takes the number of sewage detections across South East NSW since August 25, 2021 to nine.
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Health authorities are urging residents in these areas to get tested.
"We remain concerned in New South Wales about sewage detections in a number of places across the state where we have no known cases," NSW Deputy Chief Health Officer Marianne Gale said.
Testing clinics have been set up in Jindabyne, Bega and Cooma.
NSW today recorded 1,431 new cases, the highest daily infection figures ever recorded by an Australian jurisdiction in a day.
There are no positive cases of COVID-19 in South East NSW
September 7, 2021, 8:40 am