Sewerage detection in Young and Harden prompts call for testing

Hilltops Council

Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) confirms COVID-19 has been detected in sewerage in Young and Harden and renews call for Hilltops community to come forward for testing.

MLHD will deploy a mobile COVID-19 Testing Clinic to Young and Harden to enable anyone who is concerned or has any symptoms, no matter how mild, to be tested.

Common symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose and loss of taste or smell. Other symptoms include fatigue, acute blocked nose (congestion), muscle pain, joint pain, headache, diarrhoea, nausea/vomiting, loss of appetite, unexplained chest pain and conjunctivitis.

The mobile clinic will be located at:

Young Town Hall

Monday 13 September (10.00 am – 4.00 pm)

Harden Hospital

Tuesday 14 September (10.00 am – 2.00 pm)

Testing is also available in Young at the GP-Led Respiratory Clinic, 12 Boorowa Street (Wednesday – Friday). Call 02 6382 1599 to make a booking or book online at

For additional testing locations go to, or for help accessing a test call the Murrumbidgee COVID-19 Hotline 1800 831 099.

Sewerage testing is sensitive and a good way to alert us to potential people in the community with COVID-19. Sewerage surveillance is being conducted at Albury, Cootamundra, Deniliquin, Junee, Gundagai, Griffith, Leeton, Narrandera, Temora, Wagga Wagga, West Wyalong and Lake Cargelligo.

MLHD reminds everyone to maintain their vigilance and continue to follow the public health advice around hand hygiene, mask wearing and physical distancing.

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