Shoalhaven News

New Highlands covid cases today


Anyone who lives or works in the Moss Vale area needs to be particularly careful to watch for any COVID-19 symptoms after four new cases were reported in the Southern Highlands.

A new walk-in clinic has been set up at Moss Vale Showground, 16 Illawarra Highway, Moss Vale.

It is open today (Friday) from 10:30am – 5pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 9am – 5pm.

Four people in one family are currently isolating at home, including two children. One of the new cases attended Moss Vale Public School, and another of the new cases attended Southern Highlands Early Childhood Centre.

Both sites are closed today for cleaning and contact tracing is underway.

The school and childcare centre are working closely with NSW Health to identify close contacts and contact tracing and further investigations are underway.

NSW has reported four new cases of locally transmitted COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Five cases were also reported in overseas travellers in hotel quarantine, bringing the total number of cases in NSW to 4,265.

There were 17,492 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with 18,466 in the previous 24 hours.

Of the nine new cases to 8pm last night:

  • One was locally acquired, with the source under investigation, and three are close contacts of this case.
  • Five were acquired overseas and are now in hotel quarantine.

Should even the mildest of symptoms develop it is important to get tested that same day and isolate until a negative test has been received.