Shoalhaven News

Shoalhaven COVID cases continue to climb

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There have been a further nine COVID cases in the Shoalhaven area - three linked to known cases.

Five of the new cases are from the 2540 area, the remaining four from the area covered by the 2541 postcode.

There were no new cases in Kiama, among 60 in the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District.

There were 45 in the Wollongong area, including 14 linked to known cases, and six in Shellharbour, or which two are linked to known cases.

There have now been 1903 COVID cases within the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District since June, and at 8pm on Wednesday there were 40 COVID cases being treated in the district's hospitals.

Across the state there were 587 new COVID-19 cases recorded in the 24 hours to 8pm Wednesday, and eight people who had COVID lost their lives.

They included a man in the 20s from Western Sydney who died in his home and tested positive after his death.

The Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District reminds people to remain vigilant for symptoms and get tested if any appear, no matter how mild.

Symptoms include cold or flu-like symptoms such as fever, sore throat, cough or shortness of breath.

People with mild symptoms, such as fatigue, new muscle aches or pains, a change in taste or smell or a new runny nose, should also arrange testing as quickly as possible.

Tags: shoalhaven, Kiama, Coronavirus, COVID-19