A total of 19 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified in the Southern New South Wales Local Health District, directly surrounding the ACT overnight.

  • Queanbeyan – 9 new cases, 5 are linked to previous infections while 4 remain under investigation.
  • Googong – 1 new case which is under investigation.
  • Goulburn – 2 new cases, both are under investigation.
  • Cooma – 1 new case which is under investigation.
  • Narooma – 1 new case which is under investigation.
  • Dalmeny – 1 new case which is under investigation.
  • Batemans Bay – 2 cases, both are linked.
  • Jindabyne – 2 new cases, at least one under investigation (one has been recorded after the 8pm cutoff and will be included in the state’s official numbers tomorrow).

The Snowy Monaro region is now on alert following the detection of cases in Cooma and Jindabyne.

Health authorities have called for people with symptoms to come forwards for testing after it was revealed one of the cases in Jindabyne was a hospitality worker who’d been infectious in the community for 6 days.

The region is currently out of lockdown and the source of his infections remains unknown, contact tracing is now underway.

As a result of the new cases in the Sth NSW health district, a number of new exposure locations have been identified.

There are now 134 active cases of the virus across the health district.

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It comes as a Batemans Bay woman in her 70’s also died with COVID-19 overnight, one of 15 virus related deaths in New South Wales on Wednesday.

The woman was fully vaccinated but had only received the second dose shortly before her death, she also had underlying health conditions and was diagnosed with COVID-19 after she had died.

Across the state a total of 863 new infections were recorded on Wednesday.