A suspected positive case of COVID-19 in Wagga Wagga is currently under investigation.
Further testing is underway after an essential worker returned an inconclusive result during regular screening tests for COVID-19.
The person is asymptomatic and is an essential worker who undergoes regular routine testing. The person is isolating in accommodation in Wagga Wagga, along with their close contacts, while further testing is completed.
All close contacts have been identified. There are no other venues of concern at this stage.
All persons in isolation accommodation are being supported by Murrumbidgee Local Health District and the Local Emergency Management Committee to ensure their needs are met.
The person and their contacts have worked in the Grong Grong, Coolamon and Narrandera area.
People in the Grong Grong, Coolamon and Narrandera areas, or who have travelled to these areas in the past week, are asked to monitor for symptoms and get tested as soon as symptoms occur, and isolate until a negative result is received.
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, sore throat and dry cough. Symptoms will generally appear 3-4 days after exposure to the virus but can be up to 14 days later.
Testing is available this weekend:
MLHD – Narrandera Hospital, cnr Douglas and Adams Street
Saturday 10.00am – 2.00pm
No appointment necessary