Illawarra Newsroom

COVID-19 cases low, virus traces at Gerringong and Gerroa

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The Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District has recorded one COVID-19 case in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

The case is from the 2525 postcode in the Wollongong Local Government Area and investigations are ongoing.

Despite the continued low cases numbers in recent weeks, the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District reminds the community to remain vigilant for even the mildest of symptoms, and to continue to come forward for testing and vaccination.

There have been 2,489 local cases of COVID-19 in the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District since June, and as of 8pm Tuesday 16 November, there were eight patients being treated in hospital as a result of COVID-19.

NSW Health's ongoing sewage surveillance program has detected fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 in sewage samples collected from Gerringong and  Gerroa.

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NSW recorded 231 new cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Three cases have been excluded following further investigation, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 78,805.

There are currently 207 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 33 people in intensive care, 15 of whom require ventilation.

There were 88,104 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 67,893.

Across NSW, 94.2 per cent of people aged 16 and over have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 91.3 per cent are fully vaccinated.

Of the people aged 12-15, 80.7 per cent have received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 73.9 per cent are fully vaccinated.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 12,711,854.

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