Illawarra Newsroom

Slight rise in Illawarra Shoalhaven COVID-19 cases

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

All seven of the new cases are from the Wollongong Local Government Area and all but one are linked to known cases.

The cases reside in the postcodes of 2530 (six) and 2525 (one).

There have been 2,513 cases of COVID-19 in the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District since June.

Health reminds people to get tested if any symptoms appear, no matter how mild, these include cold or flu-like symptoms such as fever, sore throat, cough or shortness of breath.

People with mild symptoms, such as fatigue, new muscle aches or pains, a change in taste or smell or a runny nose should also arrange testing as quickly as possible.

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NSW recorded 173 new cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Seven cases have been excluded following further investigation, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 79,974.

Across NSW, 94.4 per cent of people aged 16 and over have received a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 91.9 per cent are fully vaccinated.

Of the people aged 12 to 15, 81 per cent have received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 75.4 per cent are fully vaccinated.

The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 12,785,148.

Image: Wave FM, NSW Health Facebook