NSW Health was notified yesterday (Wednesday 9 June) that fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 were detected in the Castle Hill Sewage Network. This is the second recent detection in this catchment, following the first on Sunday 6 June.
This catchment includes about 8,400 people and takes sewage from the suburbs of Glenhaven, Dural, Kenthurst, Kellyville and Castle Hill.
People who have recently recovered from COVID-19 can continue to shed virus fragments into the sewerage system for several weeks even after they are no longer infectious.
However, NSW Health is asking everyone in these areas to be especially vigilant in monitoring for symptoms, and if they appear get tested and isolate immediately until a negative result is received.
There are more than 30 testing clinics across western Sydney – find your nearest one here.
Cases and vaccination update
NSW recorded no new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. Three overseas-acquired cases were recorded in the same period, bringing the total number of cases in NSW since the beginning of the pandemic to 5,421.
There were 19,810 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day’s total of 22,496.
NSW Health administered 15,484 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night, including 5,399 at the vaccination centre at Sydney Olympic Park.
The total number of vaccines administered in NSW is now 1,592,042, with 545,970 doses administered by NSW Health to 8pm last night and 1,046,072administered by the GP network and other providers to 11:59pm on Tuesday 8 June.
Positive COVID-19 case travels through NSW locations
NSW Health has been advised by Queensland Health that two confirmed cases of COVID-19 travelled through regional NSW while potentially infectious. The cases drove from Melbourne to the Sunshine Coast, stopping at places in Gillenbah, Forbes, Dubbo and Moree. They signed in to several venues using QR codes.
Anyone who attended the following venues at the times listed must immediately get tested and isolate until receiving further information from NSW Health:
|Suburb||Venue||Address||Date and time|
|Gillenbah||Caltex Narrandera||Newell Highway||Tuesday 1 June 10.30am to 11am|
|Forbes||Vandenberg Hotel||7 Court Street||Tuesday 1 June 6pm to 10pm|
|Forbes||Brew Coffee Bar||1/99 Lachlan Street||Wednesday 2 June 7am to 10am|
|Dubbo||CSC – Church Street Cafe||15 Church Street||Wednesday 2 June 11.30am to 2.30pm|
|Dubbo||Reading Cinemas Dubbo||49 Macquarie Street||Wednesday 2 June 6pm to 10pm|
|Dubbo||Shell Petrol Station||Corner of Victoria and Whylandra Street||Wednesday 2 June 10.30am to 11:30am|
|Moree||Cafe Omega||145 Balo Street||Thursday 3 June 1.30pm to 4.30pm|
|Moree||Woolworths Moree||215 Balo Street||Thursday 3 June 3.30pm to 4:30pm|
|Moree||Gwydir Thermal Pools Motel and Caravan Park||4 Amaroo Drive||From Thursday 3 June at 1.45pm All day Friday 4 June to Saturday 5 June at 6am|
|Moree||Cafe Omega||145 Balo Street||Friday 4 June 7am to 9.30am|
|Moree||Cafe Omega||145 Balo Street||Friday 4 June 11.50am to 2pm|
|Moree||Amaroo Tavern||Amaroo Drive||Friday 4 June 4.30pm to 11pm|
Anyone who attended the following venues at the times listed must immediately get tested and self-isolate until a negative result is received.
|Suburb||Venue||Address||Date and time|
|Forbes||Lake Forbes Motel||8 Junction Street||From Tuesday 1 June 1.30pm to Wednesday 2 June at 10am|
|Dubbo||Homestead Motel||101 Cobra Street||From Wednesday 2 June at 12pm to Thursday 3 June at 10am|
NSW Health is continuing to investigate the movements of these cases in regional NSW, and this list of venues and times will be updated. NSW Health has identified 343 contacts as part of its investigations to date.
Anyone who resides, works in or has visited these areas since 1 June is asked to be especially vigilant for the onset of even the mildest of cold-like symptoms and is urged to come forward for testing immediately if they appear, then isolate until a negative result is received.