COVID-19 numbers looking good

There have been no further recorded cases of COVID-19 in the Hilltops of Murrumbidgee Local Health District over the past week.

"There have been no further cases of COVID-19 reported in Murrumbidgee Local Health District over the past 24 hours with the total number of cases in the Murrumbidgee region remaining at 56," a MLHD spokesperson said.

Numbers across the state appear to have leveled out too with only five cases recorded in NSW.

Murrumbidgee Local Health District along with NSW Chief Medical Officer Dr Kerry Chant and NSW Health continue to encourage locals to get tested no matter how mild their symptoms are.

"We can all play a part in slowing the spread of the virus by reducing contact between people unless absolutely necessary, especially those in our population who may be more vulnerable or susceptible to the illness because of age or weakened immunity," the spokesperson said.

"MLHD reminds people to follow the rules around gatherings, maintain physical distance when they are out and about, and wash their hands frequently and thoroughly."

According to MLHD the district has been bucking the trend with an increase of testing across the area over the past few days.

"A total of 60,752 tests have been conducted in the Murrumbidgee region, an increase of 312 in the past 24 hours," a MLHD spokesperson said.

Across the Murrumbidgee Health District region there remains seven active cases of COVID-19 with three in Albury Shire, one student at boarding school in the Carathool Shire, one in Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Shire, one returned traveller in Junee Shire and one returned traveller in Temora Shire.

Out of the 56 confirmed cases there has been a total of 48 people recovering from the virus, there was sadly one death towards the beginning of the pandemic, and there have only been six people who have required hospitalisation since the beginning of the pandemic in the MLHD.

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The good news continues across the country with numbers in Victoria significantly dropping over the past week, allowing regional areas to ease lockdown restrictions they have been living with for the past six weeks.

On Thursday Victoria recorded only 28 new cases and sadly reported there were eight deaths. From midnight on Thursday regional areas began the easing of restrictions as they head towards 'COVID normal' conditions.

Anyone locally who would like to be tested can contact the Young COVID clinic on 63821599. The clinic is located at the back of 12 Boorowa Street.