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A jump in Illawarra Shoalhaven COVID 19 case numbers

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The Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District has recorded seven COVID-19 cases in the 24 hours to 8 pm Friday night.

Four are from the Wollongong Local Government Area and investigations are ongoing.

Three are from the Kiama Local Government Area.

One Kiama case was acquired interstate.

There have been 2,499 cases of COVID-19 in the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District since June.

The Health Department reminds the community to remain vigilant for even the mildest of symptoms and to continue to come forward for testing and vaccination.

A Kiama man succumbs to the COVID-19 virus

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A Kiama man has fallen victim to the COVID-19 virus according the NSW Health.

The man who, was aged in his eighties and was vaccinated, is among the 25 people in NSW who died as a result of Coronavirus in the 24 hours up until 8 pm Wednesday.

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Health District has reported 1806 positive COVID-19 cases in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.

Those cases include 515 positive rapid antigen tests and 1291 positive PCR tests.

There are 316 new infections detected from the Shoalhaven and 48 from Kiama

Another 694 cases came from Wollongong and 233 from Shellharbour

Statewide the number of COVID-19 positive patients in hospital and I-C-U has dropped. 

2781 people in NSW hospitals have the virus.

137 of those patients are in Illawarra Shoalhaven District Hospitals.

Statewide 212 patients are in intensive care. 

Another rise in Illawarra Shoalhaven COVID case numbers

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There were 157,758 COVID-19 tests reported till 8pm last night by NSW Health , as Coronavirus case numbers explode.

NSW recorded 11-thousand 201 new infections in the 24 hours to 8pm Tuesday.

There are 625 COVID-19 patients in NSW hospitals, with 61 in intensive care, 23 of whom require ventilation.

As at 8 pm on December 28, there were 15 patients in hospital in the District as a result of COVID-19.

NSW Health reports the death of another three COVID-19 patients.

The Illawarra Shoalhaven today has 255 new infections, which is an increase of 44 on yesterday's figures.

  • 185 cases are from the Wollongong local government area.
  • 32 new cases are from Shellharbour.
  • 29 new infections reported in the Shoalhaven.
  • 9 cases are from the Kiama local government area.

There have been 4,211 total community acquired COVID-19 cases in the Illawarra Shoalhaven Health District reported since 16 June 2021.

 

 

Bomaderry RSL to shut doors at end of June

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It's the end of an era for the Bomaderry RSL Club with the board deciding to close its doors at the end of June.

A number of factors have lead to the decision including the financial impacts of covid and building compliance issues.

Secretary Manager Gary Wilbrahim said members who enjoy a quiet beer and a catch up with mates, will need to head to the bowling club instead.

"Alot of them are there now,

"We're starting talks with the fishing club which is a very big part of the RSL."Mr. Wilbrahim said.

Both the Bowling Club and RSL amalgamated back in 2015, with a plan to operate together.

There is a long term strategy to build another licensed club on Moss vale Road .

The RSL's poker machines will be moved there too.

Image: Bomaderry RSL Club

 

Case numbers fall dramatically

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COVID-19 case numbers in the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District have fallen to their lowest level in months, with just nine new cases reported to 8pm on Monday.

Six of those are linked to known cases.

One came from the Shoalhaven's 2541 area, which was linked to a known case.

There were also three from the Shellharbour Local Government Area, five from Wollongong and none from Kiama.

The death of an unvaccinated Wollongong man aged in his 80s who had coronavirus along with significant underlying health conditions and passed away at Wollongong Hospital, was also included in the daily figures.

His was one of four deaths across the state linked to COVID-19, while in all NSW there were also 273 new locally-acquired cases in the 24 hours.

There have now been 2,287 local cases of COVID-19 in the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District since the start of the current outbreak in June.

At 8pm Monday there were 26 COVID-19 patients being treated in the district's hospitals.

Changes to covid19 restrictions in NSW

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The changes in restrictions come less than two weeks after they were relaxed on December 15. All will stay in place until at least January 27.

FROM DECEMBER 24

* Indoor mask wearing will be compulsory in all non residential settings, including for hospitality staff and in offices.

* People are encouraged to work from home whenever possible.

FROM DECEMBER 27

* Hospitality venues will return to the one person per two-square metre rule. No density limits will apply outdoors.

* QR codes will again be compulsory in all settings, reversing a decision to scrap the rules in retail and hospitality settings.

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COVID case rise leads to reintroduction of visitor restrictions at Illawarra Shoalhaven Hospitals

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COVID restrictions might have eased across NSW but they've tightened up in hospitals within the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District.

With 74 news case across the district since Monday, the LHD has re-introduced visitor restrictions at its hospitals.

Only one visitor is allowed per patient during visiting sessions.

The LHD said visitors must be over 12 and fully vaccinated.

All visitors will be screened on arrival and must wear a mask at all times.

"These measures are being put in place to protect our patients and visitors, as well as our staff who continue to provide quality of care during this peak period," the LHD said.

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Covid case update for Illawarra/Shoalhaven

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A big reduction in case numbers for the Illawarra/Shoalhaven today.

There have been 915 new cases for the 24 hours up until eight last night.

That includes 505 from the Wollongong Local Government Area, 168 from Shellharbour, 147 from Kiama and 95 from the Shoalhaven.

 Across the state and 11 people with Covid have died in 24-hours.

1738 hospital patients have the virus, and 134 are in intensive care.

There are 38625 new cases.

Covid cases rise again

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There were 1123 positive COVID-19 test results (cases) notified for the 24 hour period to 4pm yesterday, including 322 positive PCR tests and 801 positive rapid antigen tests (RATs).

A breakdown of cases is provided below: 

  • 568 cases from Wollongong Local Government Area (LGA) 
  • 276 cases from Shellharbour LGA 
  • 215 cases from Shoalhaven LGA 
  • 64 cases from Kiama LGA

Covid update for local health district

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There have been 1633 new cases of covid in the Illawarra/Shoalhaven Health District for the 24 hours up until eight last night.

That includes 953 in the Wollongong LGA, 430 in Shellharbour, 178 in Shoalhaven and 72 in Kiama.

The number of Covid patients in the state's hospitals is rising.

1609 people in hospital have the virus and 131 are now in intensive care.

34994 new cases have been diagnosed in 24 hours, while six people have died.

Covid update for Shoalhaven

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There have been 525 new cases of covid19 cases for the Illawarra/Shoalhaven Local Health District
in the the 24 hour period up until eight o'clock last night.

That includes:

* 307 cases from Wollongong Local Government Area
* 100 cases from Shellharbour Local Government Area
* 92 cases from Shoalhaven Local Government Area
* 26 cases from Kiama Local Government Area.

Across the state and another 23131 people have tested positive.

1344 people in hospital have the virus.

Of those,105 are in intensive care units -- up from 60 a week ago.

Covid update for Shoalhaven

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There have been 1496 new cases of covid19 in the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District the 24 up until eight o'clock last night.

That includes 837 in Wollongong, 327 cases in Shellharbour, 254 cases from Shoalhaven and 78 from the Kiama Local Government Area.

Across the state and more than 35,000 new cases have been detected.

Another eight people with the virus have died.

The number of people in the state's hospitals with Covid 19 has jumped by 147, to 1491.

119 people are in ICU.

COVID-19 cases fall across the Illawarra Shoalhaven

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For the 24 hour period to 8 pm Saturday, 2 October there were 49 new COVID-19 cases recorded for the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District.

Details are as follows.

  • 31 cases who are residents of Wollongong Local Government Area (LGA) - four are linked to known cases
  • 13 cases who are residents of Shellharbour LGA - nine are linked to known cases
  • 5 cases who are residents of Shoalhaven LGA - two are linked to known cases 

The Health District reported the death of one person with COVID-19. 

A man in his 60s from Wollongong died at home.

He was not vaccinated and had underlying health conditions. 

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Health District has extended its sincere condolences to his loved ones.

 

 

COVID-19 restrictions imposed for the Shoalhaven and regional NSW - as Sydney, The Blue Mountains and Wollongong enter a 14-day lockdown

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The NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced Greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Wollongong will enter a COVID-19 lockdown from 6:00pm today until 11.59pm on Friday July 9.

Under the new restrictions, people in Greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Wollongong can only leave home for the following reasons

  • Shopping for food or other essential goods and services
  • Medical care or compassionate needs (including to get a COVID-vaccine)
  • Exercise outdoors in groups of 10 or fewer
  • Essential work, or education, where you cannot work or study from home.

Restrictions have also been announced for regions outside the lockdown zones including the Shoalhaven, South Coast and Southern Highlands from 6:00pm tonight.

  • No more than five visitors (including children) allowed in homes                    
  • Masks are compulsory in all indoor non-residential settings
  • The four-square-metre rule is back for indoor and outdoor settings and drinking while standing at indoor venues is not allowed
  • Dancing will not be allowed at indoor hospitality venues or nightclubs, but dancing is allowed at weddings for the wedding party (no more than 20 people)
  • Dance and gym classes are limited to 20 people per class and masks must be worn

The New Health Minister Brad Hazard said, “Anyone who has travelled from the Greater Sydney, Blue Mountains and Wollongong areas to regional NSW must immediately self isolated for at least 14-days.”

The Premier said “It was important to protect regional communities."

The tightened restrictions have been enforced after NSW recorded 12 new locally acquired cases.

Ms Berejiklian warned NSW should "brace ourselves" for more cases in the coming days.

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Double dose vaccination rates on the rise

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The latest vaccination rates are in for the Wingecarribee and Shoalhaven LGA's.

As of October 10, 77.8 per cent of the over 15 population in the Wingecarribee had received two doses.

95 per cent had received one dose.

In the Shoalhaven and 73.3 per cent of the population had received two doses.

95 per cent had received one dose.

And across the state 90.44 per cent of NSW residents had at least one dose of a covid vaccine.

73.97 per cent were fully vaccinated.

Four new cases for the Shoalhaven

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There have been four new cases of covid19 in the Shoalhaven for the 24 hour period leading up to 8pm Sunday September 19.

Two of these are linked to known cases and investigations are continuing about the other two cases.

Across the entire Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District there were 45 new COVID 19 cases.

Details are as follows:

28 cases who are residents of Wollongong Local Government Area (LGA) - eight are linked to known cases and investigations are ongoing for 20 cases
12 cases who are residents of Shellharbour LGA - Three are linked to known cases and investigations are ongoing for nine cases
4 cases who are residents of Shoalhaven LGA - two are linked to known cases and investigations are ongoing for two cases. ( As mentioned above )
1 case who is a resident of Kiama LGA and investigations are ongoing.

Sadly, the District is reporting the death of one person.

That was a woman in her 80s from the Wollongong Local Government Area who died at Wollongong Hospital.

She had received one dose of a vaccine and had underlying health conditions.

Illawarra Shoalhaven COVID 19 case updates

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The Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District has recorded 11 new cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8 pm last night.

Of the 11 new cases, eight are from the Wollongong Local Government Area and four are linked to a known case.

The other three are from the Shellharbour Local Government Area and one is linked to a known case.

There are no new Coronavirus infections reported for the Shoalhaven in the last 24 hours.

There have been 2,647 cases of COVID-19 in the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District since June.

As at 8 pm last night, four people were being treated in hospital as a result of COVID-19.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Illawarra Shoalhaven Covid19 cases rise

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NSW Health is reporting 523 new Covid 19 cases across the Illawarra Shoalhaven up until 4 pm yesterday.

That's an increase from 465 cases yesterday.

In the Shoalhaven there are 94 new cases.

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Illawarra Shoalhaven Health restricts hospital visits due to COVID-19 risk

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Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District has implemented further restrictions on visiting patients at Shoalhaven, David Berry, and Milton Ulladulla Hospitals,  to minimise the spread of COVID-19.  

In response to the statewide lockdown, and in line with relevant public health and infection control advice, hospitals in the Shoalhaven area are now under Red Alert level,  meaning that all ISLHD hospitals now fall within this alert category.  

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By further reducing the number of people coming into our facilities, as well as limiting visiting times, we are minimising the risk of spreading the COVID virus to vulnerable patients as well as health care workers who are at the forefront of dealing with this pandemic. 

Effective immediately, under the Red Alert level, there are no visitors permitted to patients on general wards. Please note, there are exemptions for specific wards, such as  Children’s ward, Maternity, Birthing, and Palliative Care.

Visit the COVID-19  section of the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District websitefor details.

Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District COVID-19 update

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The Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District  has recorded 13 new cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8 pm last night.

Of the 13 new cases, seven are from the Wollongong Local Government Area and four are linked to a known case.

Three are from the Shellharbour Local Government Area postcode of 2529, and one is linked to a known case.

There are three new COVID-19 from the Shoalhaven LGA postcode of 2540 and two are linked to a known case.

There were more than 24,280 COVID-19 tests carried out in the Illawarra Shoalhaven for the week ending Sunday, 5 December.

There have been 2,636 cases of COVID-19 in the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District since June.

The Local Health District is urging the community to maintain vigilance and to continue to come forward for testing and vaccination.

Kiama MP Gareth Ward joins 2ST's Charles Maxwell to clarify questions about the COVID-19 regional lockdown

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Radio 2ST listeners across the Shoalhaven have been given the opportunity to have questions answered about the state-wide COVID-19 lockdown.

Member for Kiama Gareth Ward joined 2ST's Charles Maxwell in the studio to clarify how the restrictions imposed at 5 pm on Saturday the 14th of August by the State Government affect them, their households, and their businesses, and the Shoalhaven.

Mr. Ward, who is a registered solicitor said "I think the Government has really made a rod for its own back with the way the drafting of some of these regulations has happened."

"It does not make it easier for members of the public to understand these rules, let alone the Police officers that are charged with enforcing them," he said.

For detailed COVID-19 advice and information visit the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District website.

 

 

Latest COVID cases up again

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There were 1328 positive COVID-19 test results (cases) notified for the 24 hour period to 4pm yesterday, including 529 positive PCR tests and 799 positive rapid antigen tests (RATs).

A breakdown of cases is provided below:

  • 640 cases from Wollongong Local Government Area (LGA) 
  • 326 cases from Shellharbour LGA 
  • 283 cases from Shoalhaven LGA 
  • 79 cases from Kiama LGA

More COVID-19 cases in the Shoalhaven and Kiama

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The Shoalhaven has recorded another two positive Covid-19 cases up until 8 pm on Tuesday night.

There are now 14 active Coronavirus cases in the Shoalhaven.

Illawarra Shoalhaven health said on its website the two cases are residents of Shoalhaven LGA, both of whom are linked to known cases.

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There is another reported case in the Kiama LGA.

There are now two active Coronavirus cases linked to Kiama.

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The Illawarra Shoalhaven District Health website said the case who is a resident of Kiama LGA, whose infection is under investigation, and who is isolating out of the Local Health District.

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NSW Health lists all Shoalhaven COVID-19 venues of concern

 

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NSW Health has released a list of all COVID-19 close contact venues across the Shoalhaven as of October 6 at 8.00 am.

There are confirmed COVID-19 cases are associated with the following locations.

Berry IGA  - 8.45 to 9.15 am Monday 27 September

Bomaderry Woolworths - 5 pm to 5.15 pm Wednesday 29 September

Culburra Beach Woolworths - 12.20 pm to 12.40 pm Friday 24 September

Huskisson The Great Husky Bite - 10.30 am to 2 pm Tuesday 28 September

                                                                             10.30 am to 2 pm Wednesday 29 September

Kiama Service NSW - 4.10 pm to 4.15 pm Monday 20 September

Kiama Subway - 12.25 pm to 12.40 pm Sunday 26 September

Nowra Aldi - 12.30 pm to 1 pm Monday 27 September 

                              4.20 pm to 4.35 pm Tuesday 28 September

Nowra Autobarn - 3.10 pm to 3.30 pm Thursday 23 September

Nowra Bakehouse Delight - 9.49 am to 9.54 am Friday 24 September

Nowra Better Tyres - 1 pm to 1.30 pm Wednesday 29 September

Nowra Blooms the Chemist - 2.45 pm to 2.50 pm Wednesday 29 September

Nowra Bunnings - 8.30 am to 12 pm Thursday 16 September

                                       - 12.20pm to 12.50pm Sunday 26 September

                                       - 4.30 pm to 6 pm Tuesday 28 September

Nowra Chemist Warehouse - 12 pm to 12.30 pm Wednesday 29 September

Nowra Coles - 10.25 pm to 10.30 pm Thursday 23 September

Nowra Dan Murphys - 1.35 pm to 1.40 pm Thursday 23 September 

                                                 - 6.10 pm to 7 pm Monday 27 September

Nowra Fins Fangs and Feathers - 4.12 pm to 4.17 pm Thursday 30 September

                                                                        - 3.23 pm to 3.37 pm Thursday 30 September

Nowra McDonalds Nowra Central - 8.30 pm to 8.50 pm Wednesday 29 September

                                                                               - 9.15 am to 9.45 am 30 September

Nowra Kebabs - 11.30 am to 11.50 am Thursday 23 September

Nowra Local Court - 10 am to 11.30 am Monday 27 September

Nowra Southern IML Pathology - 9.10 am to 9.30 am Friday 24 September

Nowra Woolworths Stocklands - 4.55 pm to 6 pm Friday 24 September

Nowra Woolworths - 3.30 pm to 4.10 pm Friday 1 October

Sanctuary Point Bakery - 10 am to 11 am Thursday 23 September

Sanctuary Point Seafood Take Away - 10 am to 11 am Thursday 23 September

South Nowra Shell Coles Express - 7.50 am to 8 am Monday 27 September

St Georges Basin Clarke's Vehicle Services and LPG Centre - 11.25 am to 11.40 am 23 September

Vincentia Subway - 11.35 am to 11.50 am Thursday 23 September

Worrigee FoodWorks - 1.15 pm to 1.30 pm Wednesday 29 September

                                                  - 11.21 am to 11.31 am Thursday 30 September

Worrigee Naaji's Charcoal Chicken Kebabs - 10.55 am to 11 am Saturday 25 September

You must follow the public health advice listed below.

If you have been to any of these locations on the date and time shown below, you are a casual contact and must immediately get tested and self isolate, even if you have no symptoms.

You must follow Public Health advice on the NSW Health website.

Staff and Visitors must follow entrance screening instructions. 

NSW Health reports three COVID-19 deaths for the Illawarra Shoalhaven

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There were 580 positive COVID-19 cases notified across the Illawarra Shoalhaven for the 24 hour period to 8pm last night, including 275 positive PCR tests and 305 positive rapid antigen tests.

NSW Health is today reporting the deaths of two people with COVID-19 from our Local Health District,.

One death was also reported over the weekend.

A female in her 80s from the Wollongong LGA  has died and a male in his 80s from Wollongong LGA.

A male in his 70s from Wollongong also died.

There is no postcode breakdown of Coronavirus figures available from NSW Health at the time of publishing.

 

 

 

 

One Shoalhaven case as numbers stay low

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COVID case numbers continue their downward trend, with just three new infections in the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District in the 24 hours to 8pm on Tuesday.

That included one case in the Shoalhaven's 2541 postcode, which is being investigated, and two in the Wollongong Local Government Area.

The number of people in the district's hospital as a result of COVID is also down to 15, as at 8pm on Tuesday.

There have now been 2,439 local cases of COVID-19 in the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District since the start of the current outbreak in June.

Across the state there were 190 new COVID cases recorded in the 24 hours and three deaths, including three people who were unvaccinated.

 

Operation Stay at Home enforces COVID-19 stay at home orders across the Shoalhaven

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Police are out in numbers during Operation Stay at Home, which is enforcing the NSW Government's statewide lockdown.

A checkpoint has been set up at Bombo near Kiama to prevent those locked down in Greater Sydney from trying to get to the Shoalhaven and South Coast.

Police will also be cruising arterial roads and back roads,  as well as patrolling roadside rest stops and transport hubs, to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

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Anyone traveling into the regions must apply for a permit.

There are fines ranging between $500 to $5000 for those caught breaching Public Health Orders.

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Over 400 new Covid 19 cases for the Illawarra Shoalhaven

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NSW Health is reporting 233 positive PCR and 232 positive RAT results, a total of 465 new Covid 19 cases for the Illawarra Shoalhaven region in the 24 hours until 1pm on Saturday.

In the last month there have been 9,785 positive cases from 44,855 Covid-19 tests or 107 positive Covid cases per one thousand tests across the Illawarra Shoalhaven.

Across the Shoalhaven there have been 2,295 positives from 10,381tests at a rate of 98 positive cases per one thousand tests.

Across the state and there have been five deaths.

There are 1656 people in hospital and 72 in ICU.

 

 

 

Record COVID-19 cases for the Shoalhaven

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NSW Health has reported a record number of new Coronavirus cases for the Shoalhaven today.

There are 50 new cases reported in the Illawarra Shoalhaven region up until 8 pm last night, bringing the total cases in the Local Health District to 771.

  • 24 cases are from the Wollongong Local Government Area, 10 are linked to known cases.
  • 13 cases are from the Shellharbour Local Government Area, six are linked to known cases.
  • 11 cases are from the Shoalhaven Local Government Area, four are linked to known cases.
  • Two cases are from the Kiama Local Government Area.

Shoalhaven & Wingecarribee to remain in lockdown

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Stay at home orders will remain in place for the Shoalhaven and Wingecarribee.

However there are some regions which will open under restrictions ( more details to come ).

There was one new case for the Shoalhaven LGA and one for the Wingecarribee.

That brings the total in the Wingecarribee to 13 cases, but with 10 of those, there is no known source.

About 107-thousand people across New South Wales were vaccinated against Covid yesterday.

The state has recorded 14-hundred and 5 new local cases in 24 hours

Six people with the virus have died.

Shoalhaven begins 2022 with record COVID-19 cases

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The Shoalhaven is entering 2022 with a record COVID-19 case numbers as infections skyrocket across NSW.

For the 24 hour period to 8pm last night, there were 821 new COVID-19 cases recorded for the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District.

  • 498 cases from the Wollongong Local Government Area.
  • 108 cases from Shellharbour.
  • 175 cases from the Shoalhaven.
  • 40 cases from Kiama the LGA.

The Shoalhaven cases are reported from postcodes;

  • 2535 – 31
  • 2538 – 14
  • 2539 – 64 
  • 2540 – 34 
  • 2541 – 32

There have been 5279 total community acquired COVID-19 cases reported since 16 June 2021.

As at 8 pm December 30, there were 14 patients in hospital in the District as a result of COVID-19.

 

 

 

 

 

Shoalhaven Council shuts administration and indoor sporting venues

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Shoalhaven City Council has closed multiple venues and facilities to the public until August 14 because of the COVID-19 regional shutdown .  

The following Council venues and facilities are closed to the public: 

  • Administration Buildings in Nowra and Ulladulla  
  • Indoor recreation centres  
  • Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre  
  • Holiday Haven Caravan Parks  
  • Showgrounds and campgrounds  
  • Public Swimming pools,  excluding Sea pools at Ulladulla and Huskisson which will remain open.  
  • Waste Transfer Stations at Ulladulla, Huskisson and West Nowra remain open  
  • Libraries, Galleries and other Community buildings   
  • Animal Shelters   
  • Community Centres, Public Halls and Buildings  

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Council staff are continuing to provide all essential works and maintenance during this period, including waste collection, sewerage and water treatment operations and Family Day Care.   

These essential works are permitted under the NSW Public Health Orders, and all staff are adhering to COVID Safe requirements. A full list of the current impacts on Council services and facilities is available on Council’s website.  

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Shoalhaven declared a Covid-19 affected area by the ACT

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The ACT Government has declared 14 additional local government areas in regional NSW as COVID-19 affected areas including the  Shoalhaven and Wingecarribee.

At this stage travel to or from the Jervis Bay Territory is not included in the restricted zone.

Anyone who leaves these areas will be required to quarantine for 14 days.

They must also must complete an online exemption form within 72 hours prior to arriving in the ACT.

The 14 additional local government areas include:

Armidale Regional Council

Cessnock City Council

Coffs Harbour City Council

Dubbo Regional Council

Dungog Shire Council

Lake Macquarie City Council

Maitland City Council

Mid-Western Regional Council

Muswellbrook Shire Council

Newcastle City Council

Port Stephens Council

Shoalhaven City Council

Singleton Council

Wingecarribee Shire Council

For further details head to: https://www.covid19.act.gov.au/news-articles/new-travel-requirements-for-nsw-and-victoria

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Shoalhaven licensed premises take different approaches to vaccinated or unvaccinated members and guests

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Shoalhaven licensed premises are taking different stances on whether they will be accepting vaccinated and or unvaccinated patrons after the easing of COVID restrictions across the state.

The North Nowra Tavern, Club Nowra. the Shoalhaven Heads Bowling Club, Greenwell Point and Culburra Beach Bowling clubs are excluding unvaccinated patrons.

The Milton Ulladulla Bowling club website at this stage advises all members and guests must be fully vaccinated or exempt and provide acceptable proof.

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Other licensed venues including Club Jervis Bay, the Husky Sports, and Postman's Tavern Ponte bar and Archer Hotel are serving unvaccinated patrons.

Club Callala is following NSW Health guidelines and accepting unvaccinated patrons, as is the Berry Hotel and the Southern Hotel at Berry .

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The Berry Bowling Club, Nowra Golf Club and Bomaderry RSL Club are all accepting unvaccinated people. 

The Milton Ulladulla Ex-Servos club is allowing unvaccinated patrons.

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Patrons still need to QR code in to all licensed venues under NSW Health regulations.

Contact your local club or hotel or licensed premises to be updated and to check for any changes to their current conditions of entry.

Images: Heads Bowlo Website,  Club Jervis Bay website, & Pixabay 

 

Shoalhaven Wingecarribee forced into seven day lockdown

The Shoalhaven and Southern Highlands have joined regional New South Wales in a seven day lockdown as of 5pm on Saturday the 14th of August.

The lockdown was announced by NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro and confirmed by NSW health.

You can only leave the home for the following four reasons,

  • shopping for essential items (one person only within LGA/5km)
  • care and compassionate reasons (one visitor only)
  • exercise (in groups no more than 2 - excluding groups of household members, within 5km or within LGA. No outdoor recreation)
  • work and education that cannot be conducted remotely

People who live alone can nominate one designated family member or friend to visit for companionship. "Singles bubbles" will be required to be registered on nsw.gov.au from Saturday, 21 August 21. 

Schools will conduct remote learning but will remain open for students who need them.

Masks must be worn in all non-residential indoor settings, outside while queuing for takeaway, at outdoor markets and in all common property shared spaces of a residential building.

In addition to the Stay-At-Home order, anyone in a LGA of concern 

Must wear a mask at all times outside the house

Must not go further than 5km from the home for exercise, shopping or single bubble visits

Must not leave their LGA for work except for emergency services and healthcare workers (including aged and disability workers), who will be required to be tested every three days

Construction workers can attend unoccupied sites if they meet vaccination conditions

For the 24 hour period to 8pm Friday, 13 August there were two new COVID-19 cases recorded for the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District.

The first case is from the Shellharbour Local Government Area (LGA) and is a close contact of the case announced earlier this week. This case is isolating at home. 

The second case is also from the Shellharbour LGA and is a close contact of a case from outside the Local Health District. This case is isolating at home. 

Other case announced this week.

One case is a resident of the Shellharbour LGA and is isolating at home. The source of infection is under investigation, however investigations indicate it is most likely linked to travel to Sydney required for work. 

There were 19,383 COVID tests carried out in the Illawarra Shoalhaven for the week ending Sunday, 8 August.   

NSW Health provides information about venues of concern where there has been a risk of community transmission from known cases.

A list of venues and advice can be found here

Image: Supplied

 

 

South Coast Police Station undergoes COVID deep clean

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A man that was in custody at Nowra Police Station last week has tested positive for Coronavirus.

The man returned a positive result at the Silverwater Correctional Centre.

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2st has been told that Nowra Police were informed of the result yesterday and immediately had the station deep cleaned.

Police are yet to release any further details about the situation.

A spokesperson from the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District said that an investigation is underway and contact tracers will look at whether the man was active in the community whilst contagious.

Image: NSW Police and Glenn Ellard

Subway South Nowra listed as a Coronavirus venue of concern

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NSW Health has listed Subway at 190 Princes Highway South Nowra as a COVID-19 venue of concern.

If you were at this venue at the following time

Wednesday, September 15th, 2021, between 12 pm to 12:40 pm, then you should get tested immediately and self-isolate until you get a negative result.

Anyone who attended this venue is a casual contact and must get tested and self-isolate until they receive a negative result.

If your date of exposure at this venue occurred in the last four days, you must get another test on day five from the date of exposure.

Wear a mask around others and limit your movements until you get another negative result.

You should continue to monitor for symptoms and if any symptoms occur, get tested again.

Image: NSW Health 

 

 

 

 

Three more fully vaccinated people claimed by COVID-19 across the Illawarra Shoalhaven

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NSW Health has reported 1421 positive COVID-19 cases during the 24 hour period to 8 pm last night.

There were 477 positive rapid antigen tests and 944 positive PCR tests across the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District..

252 news COVID-19 cases  were reported in the Shoalhaven and 31 cases from Kiama 

There are 454 new infections from Wollongong and 207 cases from Shellharbour.

The deaths of another 46 people have been recorded state wide , including seven historical cases reported from the coroner. 

Two Shoalhaven people have died, including a man in his 80's who was vaccinated and and a woman in her 70's who was also vaccinated against COVID-19.

A man in his 80's from the Wollongong Local Government Area has also died, he was also vaccinated.

A review has confirmed half the 28 people under 65 who died from Covid in the past week were not fully vaccinated.

25,168 new cases have been recorded across NSW, including 1015 through at-home tests. 

The number of people in hospital and I-C-U who have the virus has dropped for a second day in a row. 

As of 8 pm on Thursday, there were 139 COVID-19 patients in Illawarra Shoalhaven District hospitals.

Two lives lost to COVID-19 in latest NSW Health figures for the Illawarra Shoalhaven

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There were 2288 positive COVID-19 test results for the 24 hour period to 8 pm last night across the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local health district, including 560 positive rapid antigen tests and 1728 positive PCR tests.

The Shoalhaven reported 368 new cases and there were 63 cases from Kiama.

956 new infections were reported from the Wollongong Local Government Area and 341 cases from Shellharbour.

Another 32 people with COVID-19  have died in New South Wales, including a male in his 80's from Wollongong and a woman in her 40's, also from Wollongong.

2863 people are in hospital state wide with the virus, including 217 in intensive care. 

As at 8 pm on Tuesday, there were 142 COVID-19 patients in Illawarra Shoalhaven hospitals.

Across New South Wales,  32,297 new infections have been recorded, including 12-thousand-450 positive rapid tests.

 

 

Visitor numbers increased at Illawarra/Shoalhaven hospitals

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Hospitals in the Illawarra/Shoalhaven have now moved from Red Alert to amber alert.

That means where possible, a maximum of two visitors will be allowed per patient ( except Wollongong ).

Visitors must be over 12 years of age, fully vaccinated, screened prior to entry and must wear a mask during the visits.

Restrictions still apply in high risk areas such as COVID wards, Intensive Care, Emergency Department and Birthing.

People who are feeling unwell are asked to stay away and get tested.