Bega Valley 10 days clear of any new COVID cases

Bega Valley continues to remain free of new COVID-19 cases, with nothing recorded since October 16 and only one active case in at-home care.

Southern NSW Local Health District (SNSWLHD) reported six new COVID-19 cases in the 24 hours to 8pm Monday night, October 25, all of which are in the Queanbeyan region.

This brings the total cases in SNSWLHD to 430 since the start of the current outbreak in June.

Of the new cases, three are in Queanbeyan, two are in Karabar and one is in Googong. The sources of all six are under investigation

Everyone in the Shire should be alert for any symptoms that could signal COVID-19, including headache, nausea, sore throat, runny nose, cough, loss of smell or taste, or fever.

If symptoms appear, people must isolate and get tested immediately, and remain isolated until a negative result is received.

The three new cases in Southern NSW are part of 294 new cases announced by NSW Health on Monday morning.

Sadly, three men and one woman passed away with COVID-19, one in their 40s, two in their 60s, and one in their 70s.

Two of the deceased were from Sydney's Inner West, one was from south west Sydney, and one was from the Central Coast.

The person in their 40s was not vaccinated, the two people in their 60s had received one dose, and the person in their 70s was fully vaccinated. All four people had underlying health issues.

The state has now recorded 502 COVID-19 related deaths since the current outbreak began in June.

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.
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