Shoalhaven News

New case numbers up but none in Shoalhaven

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The Shoalhaven has recorded no new COVID-19 cases in the 24 hours to 8pm Monday night - the fifth day in a row without a case.

There was only one new diagnosis in the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District in today's figures, and that came from Wollongong.

It took the district's total number of COVID cases since June to 2,488.

At 8pm on Monday there were eight COVID patients being treated in the district's hospitals.

While numbers locally remain low, the number of new cases across the state has climbed back above 200.

NSW recorded 212 new cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pmMonday night.

The 24 hours also brought the COVID-related deaths of two men - one in his 70s from, Albury who had received one vaccine and had underlying health conditions, and the other in his 70s from south west Sydney who had received two vaccine doses and had underlying health conditions.

There are currently 210 COVID-19 cases in hospitals across the state, with 32 people in intensive care, 16 of whom require ventilation.

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.

Tags: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Covid Shoalhaven, Covid South Coast