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Four days of no new cases in the Shoalhaven

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The Shoalhaven has gone its fourth consecutive day of no new COVID-19 cases.

Figures released this morning show there was only one new COVID diagnosis in the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District during the 24 hours to 8pm Sunday.

That came from Wollongong and was linked to a known case.

It brings the total number of COVID cases in the health district since the start of the current outbreak in June to 2487.

At 8pm on Sunday there were seven patients being treated in hospital as a result of COVID-19.

Across the state there were 165 new COVID cases detected in the 24 hours to 8pm Sunday, and the death of a woman in her 80s from Sydney's inner west.

She had received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and had underlying health conditions.

Health officials continue reminding people to get tested if any symptoms appear, no matter how mild.

These include cold or flulike 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 runny nose should also arrange testing as quickly as possible.

Starting today, NSW Health will no longer routinely list case locations for regional and rural NSW on its website.

This change does not affect NSW Health’s contact tracing work.

NSW Health will continue to contact people diagnosed with COVID-19 and their close contacts, and all people who need to follow specific health advice.

If you receive a message from NSW Health, it is important that you follow the advice in that message.

People who have been to a venue around the same time as a person with COVID-19 will continue to receive a case location alert from Service NSW.

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