Another positive COVID-19 sewage detection in Castle Hill – 10 June 2021

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.

Stay up to date with the latest COVID-19 news at the NSW Health website and check your eligibility for the vaccine at the Australian Department of Health website.

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:

SuburbVenueAddressDate and time
GillenbahCaltex NarranderaNewell HighwayTuesday 1 June 10.30am to 11am
ForbesVandenberg Hotel7 Court StreetTuesday 1 June 6pm to 10pm
ForbesBrew Coffee Bar1/99 Lachlan StreetWednesday 2 June 7am to 10am
DubboCSC – Church Street Cafe15 Church StreetWednesday 2 June 11.30am to 2.30pm
DubboReading Cinemas Dubbo49 Macquarie StreetWednesday 2 June 6pm to 10pm
DubboShell Petrol StationCorner of Victoria and Whylandra StreetWednesday 2 June 10.30am to 11:30am
MoreeCafe Omega145 Balo StreetThursday 3 June 1.30pm to 4.30pm
MoreeWoolworths Moree215 Balo StreetThursday 3 June 3.30pm to 4:30pm
MoreeGwydir Thermal Pools Motel and Caravan Park4 Amaroo DriveFrom Thursday 3 June at 1.45pm All day Friday 4 June to Saturday 5 June at 6am
MoreeCafe Omega145 Balo StreetFriday 4 June 7am to 9.30am
MoreeCafe Omega145 Balo StreetFriday 4 June 11.50am to 2pm
MoreeAmaroo TavernAmaroo DriveFriday 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.

SuburbVenueAddressDate and time
ForbesLake Forbes Motel8 Junction StreetFrom Tuesday 1 June 1.30pm to Wednesday 2 June at 10am
DubboHomestead Motel101 Cobra StreetFrom 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.