Health authorities have now confirmed the detection of a positive COVID-19 result in a man who spent time in Goulburn.

He worked on a building site in town while infectious on Friday 9 July and was in isolation from the following day.

NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant said authorities are now working to step up testing and assessment of the area.

“Particularly in terms of his work colleagues and that will inform any additional restrictions and advice we need to have in place to actually control any spread.”

It comes as NSW recorded 89 new infectious on Tuesday.

The state has also recorded its second death related to its latest outbreak with a man in his 70’s who was a confirmed case of COVID-19 died on Monday.

As a result of the covid detection outside the Greater Sydney area, essential workers from the city are now being asked to get tested for the virus at least once a week if heading beyond the lockdown for work.

ACT Health said it is working with NSW Health and the Southern Local Health District on Tuesday to identify any impact this may have on the ACT.

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