Batemans Bay records another COVID-19 case, close contact of previous case

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Updated 6.33pm

Southern NSW Local Health District has released several venues of concern in Batemans Bay following the announcement of two positive COVID-19 cases in the area this week.

Anyone who attended the following venues at the time listed is a casual contact and must immediately get tested and isolate until a negative result is received.

Friday, September 3, 8am to 9am: Batemans Bay Woolworths, 9-13 Clyde Street

Saturday, September 4, 8am to 9.30am: Batemans Bay Woolworths, 9-13 Clyde Street

Saturday, September 4, 9am to 10am: Batemans Bay Dan Murphy's, 51/53A Orient Street

Saturday, September 4, 9am to 9.10am: Batemans Bay Post Office, 7 Orient Street

If additional venues are found through further contact tracing these will be announced as soon as they are known.

Anyone who checked in to a venue of concern during the times listed, using the Service NSW app, will be notified by SMS from NSW Health as soon as possible in the next 24 hours.

Everyone should be alert for any symptoms including headache, nausea, sore throat, runny nose, cough, loss of smell or taste, or fever.

If symptoms appear, people must isolate and get tested immediately, and remain isolated until a negative result is received.

A free, pop up, drive-through COVID-19 testing clinic is open daily at Hanging Rock, Beach Road, Batemans Bay, 8am to 5pm until Sunday, September 12.

A number of locations were also released relating to the positive cases in Cooma.

Thursday, September 2, 5.15pm to 5.50pm, and Saturday, September 4, 11.40am to 11.58am: China Town Chinese Restaurant, Sharp Street, Cooma.

Thursday, September 2, 6.00pm to 6.45pm: Cooma Woolworths, Vale Street, Cooma.

Thursday, September 2, 7.15pm to 7.25 pm, and Saturday, September 4, 9.50am to 10am: Metro 24Hrs Petrol, Sharp Street, Cooma

Saturday, September 4, 12pm to 12.45pm: Alpine Hotel, Sharp Street, Cooma


NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro announced there was one new case recorded in Batemans Bay overnight, a close contact of the previous case announced on Monday.

Mr Barilaro said the positive case came through after the 8pm reporting deadline and will be included in tomorrow's numbers.

"We have been notified this morning there are two additional cases, one in Batemans Bay and one in Cooma," he said.

"Batemans Bay case is a close contact of a previous case that was announced a couple of days ago."

No exposure sites have been released for Batemans Bay.

It brings the region's total to 4 positive COVID-19 cases.

Statewide NSW recorded 1,480 new cases and nine deaths.

In the Illawarra-Shoalhaven there were 34 cases recorded, with 24 in the Wollongong area, seven in the Shellharbour LGA, two in the Shoalhaven LGA and one case under investigation in the Kiama LGA.

NSW Health is urging anyone with symptoms to get tested as soon as possible.

To find your nearest testing clinic, visit the NSW Health website.

To book a vaccine visit the eligibility website.

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