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Covid cases remain steady in Wingecarribee

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Covid19 cases remain steady across the Wingecarribee.

There has not been a positive case since November 4.

There have been 119 cases since the current outbreak started.

According to the NSW Health website there are currently two active cases in the shire.

Across the state and hospitalisations due to Covid-19 have fallen slightly, as the state records 212 new cases.

There are 210 people with the virus in hospital, 32 of them in intensive care.

Two people have died.

Highlands GP: Get those boosters in your arms

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We're being told a spike in covid cases is inevitable given the relaxing of restrictions and the Christmas party season.

Since the start of the month there have been 11 new cases in the Wingecarribee Shire.

Chairman of the Southern Highlands Division of General Practice Dr. Vince Roche said it's important people start getting their booster shots.

"I might sound like a cracked record, but get those boosters into your arms as soon as you can,

"Remember that the doctors and the chemists have to have a few days off over Christmas,"Dr. Roche said.

NSW has recorded its highest daily Covid total in three months, with 1360 new infections detected in 24-hours.

166 people are in hospital with the virus, down slightly for a second day in a row.

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Shoalhaven Pharmacies join the fight against COVID-19

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Shoalhaven Chemists have joined the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic after receiving State and Federal Government approvals.

Nine pharmacies have begun or are about to start administering the AstraZeneca vaccine.

  • Atli Country Pharmacy
  • Blooms the Chemist Junction Street
  • Blooms the Chemist Nowra Mall
  • Blooms the Chemist Kiama
  • Capital Chemist Huskisson 
  • Good Price Pharmacy Warehouse 
  • Kiama Pharmacy
  • North Nowra Pharmacy
  • Ramsay Pharmacy

Contact the pharmacy to organise an appointment.

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Shoalhaven vaccination rate about to hit 95 percent

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The Shoalhaven and Kiama communities are just shy of the 95 per cent fully vaccinated target, and should hit the benchmarks by the end of the week.

The latest figures released yesterday show the Shoalhaven is at 94.2 per cent fully vaccinated, and Kiama is at 94.3.

Shellharbour, Eurobodalla and Bega Valley have all passed the 95 per cent double jabbed benchmark.

NSW Premier Dominic Perottet promised more freedoms when the state reached 95 per cent fully vaccinated, and much of south-eastern NSW is already there.

Five of the 11 local government areas included in New figures show several local government areas included in the area covered by the south-eastern NSW primary health network, Coordinare, have already passed the 95 per cent mark.

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