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COVID case in Sanctuary Point


Sanctuary Point has been identified as an area of concern in NSW Health's latest list of potential COVID exposure sites.

Culburra Beach continues to concern health officials due to fragments of the COVID virus being found ion the town's sewage, while no cases have yet been identified in the town.

People living in Culburra Beach have again been urged to be tested if they have the slightest of cold or flu-like symptoms.

In today's COVID figures there were 38 cases from the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District, including two from the Shoalhaven.

That takes the Shoalhaven's number of active cases to 18.


No new COVID cases in Southern Highlands


There were no COVID cases in the Southern Highlands, none in Kiama and only one in the Shoalhaven reported in today's figures.

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District recorded 46 new COVID-19 cases for the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Of those, 28 are from Wollongong local government area including eight linked to known cases, 17 are from  Shellharbour including  five linked to known cases, and one from the Shoalhaven.

The source of the Shoalhaven case is still being investigated.

Shoalhaven Family Medical Centres pass 20,000 jabs


Shoalhaven Family Medical Centres have passed the 20-thousand COVID vaccination mark, and celebrated the milestone before immunising another 1200 people at Vincentia on Saturday.

The milestone jab was given to Melissa Carlsson of Nowra, who said it was the right thing to do, particularly as she had young children.

They include 12-year-old Riley who had been asking when he could get vaccinated.

"It's all about protecting myself and the community, and also my children and everyone else around," Ms Carlsson said.


Joining Saturday's celebrations was officer in charge at the Nowra Police Station, Inspector Ray Stynes, who praised the planning and dedication that went into protecting so many people.

"20,000 vaccinations into the Shoalhaven community is unreal," Inspector Stynes said.

"It's a fantastic result, great effort, great planning, and I can only take my hat off to them.

"And it's not just these centres, it's all the GPs, all the pharmacists," Inspector Stynes said.

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