NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro announced this morning that five new COVID-19 cases had been recorded for the Southern Highlands. This is up from two the day before where a nurse and doctor from Regal Medical Centre in Mittagong tested positive.
Of the five new cases, one resident lives in Mittagong and four in nearby Woodlands.
No new exposure sites have been identified at this time.
This comes after NSW Health announced on Monday that a man who had COVID-19 died at home in the Southern Highlands.
On Thursday, September 2 the Wingecarribee Shire recorded five positive cases.
In total 1480 new cases were recorded in NSW for the 24 hours to 8pm last night.
If you are directed to get tested for COVID 19 or self-isolate at any time, you must follow the rules whether or not the venue or exposure setting is listed on the NSW Health website.
It remains vital that anyone who has any symptoms or is a close or casual contact of a person with COVID-19, isolates and is tested immediately. When testing clinics are busy, please ensure you stay in line, identify yourself to staff and tell them that you have symptoms or are a contact of a case.
There are two testing locations in the Southern Highlands.
Bowral and District Hospital. Open 8:30am to 5pm, seven days a week. Appointments not required. Entry is from Ascot Road.
Mittagong Respiratory Clinic. Open 8am to 5om, seven days a week. Appointments required, call 4800 9032. The clinic is located in the lower level of Mittagong Health Care Centre.
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