Follow up sewage testing at Temora has again detected fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19. There are no reported cases in the area.
The second test was undertaken earlier this week after an initial test also returned a positive result. Continued twice-weekly testing of the sewage plant will continue indefinitely.
These detections are a concern as there are no known cases in this area. Everyone in Temora, or who has recently travelled to Temora, is urged by the Murrumbidgee Local Health District to monitor for the onset of symptoms.
And to immediately be tested and isolate until a negative result is received if they appear.
Temora Shire Mayor Rick Firman said this isn’t a time to panic. He asks residents to be tested and get vaccinated.
“Unfortunately, the second positive test almost ensures that there is someone in our community who has contracted the virus. If it were a traveller, we would expect the second test to have returned a negative result,” Mayor Firman said.
There is a testing clinic at Temora & District Hospital seven days a week from 10am to 2pm. Bookings are preferred and can be made on 6980 0200.
Vaccinations are available at: Temora Medical Complex and Capital Chemist for Astrazeneca, with Victoria Street Surgery providing both the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccinations for eligible residents.
Hilltops News to your inbox
Sign up now for the latest news from the Hilltops Area direct to your inbox.