Shoalhaven News

COVID case numbers in hospital continue to fall

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The number of COVID patients being treated in the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District's hospitals continues to fall - dropping to four at 8pm on Thursday night.

The previous 24 hours saw six new COVID cases in the district - all of them in Wollongong and four linked to known cases.

There have now been 2525 COVID cases in the district since the Delta outbreak started in June.

Meanwhile NSW recorded its second successive day of no COVID-related deaths. 

The state recorded 261 new cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 80,749.

There are currently 185 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 27 people in intensive care, 10 of whom require ventilation.

Despite lower case number the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District is again reminding people to remain COVID vigilant and to continue to come forward for testing and vaccination.

It urged people to get tested if any symptoms appear, no matter how mild - including cold or flulike 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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