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COVID-19 sewerage detections

Written by: The Hilltops Phoenix

COVID-19 sewage detection continues to plague Young.
COVID-19 sewage detection continues to plague Young.

Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) reported on Tuesday (September 14, 2021) that there’s been a second sewage detection in Young.

Follow up testing for Harden sewage was negative.

COVID-19 has been detected in the sewerage in Young and Harden over the weekend, renewing calls for Hilltops community to come forward for testing.

This is the first COVID scare in the Hilltops since there were venues of concern in Harden after an essential worker stayed in town.

Common symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose and loss of taste or smell.

Other symptoms include fatigue, acute blocked nose (congestion), muscle pain, joint pain, headache, diarrhoea, nausea/vomiting, loss of appetite, unexplained chest pain and conjunctivitis.

Testing is also available at the Young Respiratory Clinic, 12 Boorowa Street (Wednesday – Friday). Call 02 6382 1599 to make a booking or book online at

There is a walk-in clinic at the old Laverty Pathology building from Monday to Friday from 9am to 12:30pm.

There were 60 tests at Young on Monday (September 13, 2021), all have returned negative results.

Read more: What to do now COVID-19 lockdown has lifted

For additional testing locations go to, or for help accessing a test call the Murrumbidgee COVID-19 Hotline 1800 831 099.

Sewerage testing is sensitive and a good way to alert us to potential people in the community with COVID-19. Sewerage surveillance is being conducted at Albury, Cootamundra, Deniliquin, Junee, Gundagai, Griffith, Leeton, Narrandera, Temora, Wagga Wagga, West Wyalong and Lake Cargelligo.

MLHD reminds everyone to maintain their vigilance and continue to follow the public health advice around hand hygiene, mask wearing and physical distancing.

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