No positive results from pop up clinic

Murrumbidgee Local Health District has reported there were no positive cases of COVID-19 reported out of the 60 tests at its pop-up clinic in Young on Monday.

However, testing has once again detected fragments of the COVID-19 virus in Young's sewage systems.

"The latest sample was collected in Young on 12 September and follows a positive detection in a previous sample collected on 7 September 2021," a Murrumbidgee Local Health District spokesperson said.

"Follow up testing for Harden from 12 September has returned a negative result."

Murrumbidgee Local Health District are encouraging locals to get tested and monitor for symptoms.

"There are no confirmed COVID-19 cases in the area," the spokesperson said.

"The presence of these fragments could signal undetected cases in the community.

"Everyone in the District should be alert for symptoms of COVID19 including headache, nausea, sore throat, runny nose, cough, loss of smell or taste, or fever."

MLHD have advised that if symptoms appear, people must isolate and get tested immediately, and remain isolated until a negative result is received.

"COVID-19 Testing is available in the Young area with additional testing to be arranged," MLHD said.

Testing in Young:

Young Hospital - 68 Allanan Street - Tuesday 14 September 2.00pm - 4.00pm - No appointment necessary

Young Town Hall - Boorowa Street - Wednesday 15 September - 10.00am - 4.00pm - No appointment necessary

Young GP Respiratory Clinic / Laverty Pathology - 15 Boorowa Street - Monday - Friday - 9.00am -12.30pm - No appointment necessary

"If you are eligible, please also come forward for vaccination as soon as possible," the spokesperson said.

"Vaccination is available at GP's and pharmacies in Young, Harden and Boorowa."

"MLHD is also operating a vaccination clinic in Young this week."

To book, go through the eligibility checker and look for Young Cluster Pop-Up CoVax Clinic.

To help stop the spread of COVID-19:

  • If you are unwell, get tested and isolate right away - don't delay.
  • Wash your hands regularly. Take hand sanitiser with you when you go out.
  • Keep your distance. Leave 1.5 metres between yourself and others.
  • Wear a mask at all times when outside your home, except when exercising