Of the 9 confirmed cases in the Bega Valley, eight live in the 2548 postcode which takes in Merimbula and Tura Beach. The other case lives in 2550 which takes in a vast area of the Bega Valley from Bega to Towamba to Cobargo and Tanja and surrounds.
No matter where you live the advice is the same. It is essential that everyone plays a part in containing the spread of COVID-19 by doing the following:
There are currently 51 cases of COVID-19 within the Southern NSW Local Health District.
Shire based breakdown of cases:
Likely source of local infection:
Note - variations may occur in day to day results due to further investigations and qualifications of data.
Southern NSW Local Health District is in contact with each confirmed case and their close contacts, advising them to self-isolate for 14 days.
None of these confirmed cases have required hospitalisation and are self-isolating accordingly
Identifying close contacts ensures that those people who may be at risk take the necessary steps to avoid any further transmission.
Overwhelmingly the best advice for avoiding COVID-19 is to stay at home, only leave if it is absolutely essential.
Southern NSW Local Health District has established COVID-19 Assessment Centres throughout the District.
Any one heading to an assessment centre MUST call the SNSWLHD Central Intake Service – 1800 999 880 (option 1) before attending.
Looking at the statewide numbers for COVID-19, as at April 3:
The Coronavirus Health Information Line operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, call 1800 020 080
Check the NSW Health website - https://bit.ly/2xhF0ip
or the Federal Health Department website - https://bit.ly/2J5246N for the latest health and well being measures.
Keep connected as a community by taking some simple steps.
If you are worried or anxious, there is support: