Zero new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in the Southern Highlands.
Data on the NSW Health website shows that the last recorded case in the Southern Highlands was on September 12. It was previously announced as an overnight case on September 14.
Currently, there are 18 active cases in the Wingecarribee Shire local government area, of which 15 cases have an unknown source.
There are 11 cases of COVID-19 in the 2575 postcode, two cases of COVID-19 in the 2576 postcode and one in the 2579 postcode.
There are no known exposure sites in the Southern Highlands. The last reported venue of concern was Ashcroft's IGA in Moss Vale on August 30 between 2:18 pm and 2:44 pm.
The sewage surveillance program continues to detect fragments of the COVID-19 virus in the Mittagong sewage treatment plant.
If the Southern Highlands continues to record zero cases for 14 days, the region could potentially come out of lockdown by the end of September.
Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional NSW John Barilaro previously announced that local government areas (LGAs) would be assessed weekly.
"Every council will be reviewed every week," he said.
"There is an opportunity for other LGAs to come out of lockdown restrictions based on the last exposure in the community."
However, Mr Barilaro stipulated that LGAs that had a case in the last 14 days would not come out of lockdown.
"You've got to count the date of your last case, plus 14 days and that would be an opportunity to come out of lockdown," he said.
"If you have not had a COVID case in 14 days, more than likely with some level of exposure sites or sewage surveillance you can still come out of lockdown."
Mr Barliaro also previously acknowledged delays in reporting COVID-19 information in a timely manner.
"It's very complex, [contact tracers] also have to investigate and we have cases at the moment where individuals aren't cooperative," he said.
"They don't give us information and it is difficult for us to put any information out.
"I accept that sometimes the information is not timely but it's difficult for many reasons."
Across NSW, 1259 people tested positive for COVID-19 and more than 137,000 people were tested in the 24 hours up until September 14, 8 pm.
To help stop the spread of COVID-19:
- If you are unwell, get tested and isolate right away - don't delay.
- Wash your hands regularly and take hand sanitiser with you when you go out.
- Keep your distance and leave 1.5 metres between yourself and others.
- Wear a mask at all times when outside your home, except when exercising.
There are two Covid-19 testing locations in the Southern Highlands.
- Bowral and District Hospital. Open 8:30 am to 5 pm, seven days a week. Appointments are not required. Entry is from Ascot Road.
- Mittagong Respiratory Clinic. Open 8 am to 5 pm, 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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