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Confirmed COVID-19 case in Dubbo​

There is one confirmed case of COVID-19 in the Western NSW Local Health District (WNSWLHD), in the Dubbo Regional local government area. They are in isolation.

The following information is direct from a NSW Health media statement released this evening (Tuesday, August 10).

“The case was identified after they became symptomatic on August 9 and were tested on August 10. Nine close contacts who have been identified to date, are in isolation, and either have been tested, or will be tested as soon as possible. Investigations and contact tracing is continuing.

“It is not yet known how transmission occurred. Fragments of Covid-19 have been detected in Dubbo sewage samples taken on August 3 and August 5.

“While Dubbo residents are urged to limit their movements in the community at this time, widespread Covid-19 testing is critical.

“The WNSWLHD is increasing testing capacity at the drive through testing clinic at the Dubbo Showground, opening at 8am. Enter via Wingewarra Street.

“The COVID SAFE clinic at the Manera Plaza, 77 Myall Street has undergone intensive cleaning and will be operating as normal between 8am and 4.30pm, seven days a week.

“Please note that Covid-19 testing is not available at Dubbo Base Hospital. This service has been relocated to the COVID SAFE testing clinic at Manera Plaza.

“Anyone in Dubbo who is currently experiencing even mild cold-like symptoms is asked to come forward immediately for testing. Other concerned residents, and people who may have recently experienced cold-like symptoms are also urged to be tested.

“Additional testing services are also being established at Wellington Health Service, opening from 10am.

“Visitor restrictions will be implemented at both Dubbo Base and Wellington hospitals.”

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