Traces of the virus were detected at the Liverpool and Glenfield sewage plants, which take in a combined catchment total of 340,000 people in Western Sydney.
The Liverpool and Glenfield catchments take in sewage from suburbs such as Campbelltown, Casula, Glenfield, Leppington and Horningsea Park.
NSW Health’s Dr Chaturangi Yapa said people in the affected suburbs should look out for symptoms of the virus.
A face-masked woman walks near the Sydney Opera House. New South Wales has recorded no new locally acquired cases of Covid-19 for six days in a row but traces of the virus have now been detected in two sewage plants in Sydney’s west
‘NSW Health urges everyone living or working in these suburbs to monitor for symptoms and get tested and isolate immediately if they appear,’ Dr Yapa said.
‘NSW Health continues to urge people across the state to come forward for testing with the mildest of symptoms.
‘High testing rates are necessary to give confidence that no cases are going undetected in the community.
‘Everyone who gets tested is playing an important role in helping to contain the spread of COVID-19.’
It comes after the sewage surveillance program detected Covid-19 fragments at sewage treatment plants in Camellia and Auburn, which take in sewage from almost 180,000 people from 33 suburbs.
The NSW residents on high alert:
Bardia, Hinchinbrook, Hoxton Park, Abbotsbury, Ingleburn, Prestons, Holsworthy, Edmondson Park, Austral, Cecil Park, Cecil Hills, Elizabeth Hills, Bonnyrigg Heights, Edensor Park, Green Valley, Pleasure Point, Casula, Hammondville, Liverpool, Moorebank, Wattle Grove, Miller, Cartwright, Lurnea, Warwick Farm, Chipping Norton, Voyager Point, Macquarie Links, Glenfield, Catherine Field, Gledswood Hills, Varroville, Leppington, West Hoxton, Horningsea Park, Middleton Grange, Len Waters Estate, Carnes Hill, and Denham Court
Airds, Ambarvale, Appin, Bardia, Blair Athol, Blairmount, Bow Bowing, Bradbury, Campbelltown, Casula, Claymore, Currans Hill, Eagle Vale, Englorie Park, Eschol Park, Gilead, Glen Alpine, Glenfield, Gregory Hills, Holsworthy. Ingleburn, Kearns, Kentlyn, Leumeah, Long Point, Macquarie Fields, Macquarie Links, Menangle Park, Minto, Raby, Rosemeadow, Ruse, St Andrews, St Helens Park, Varroville, Woodbine
A nurse prepares to test a patient for Covid-19 at the testing facility at Bondi Beach. There were 11,343 tests reported in the 24 hours until 8pm on Friday
There were 11,343 tests reported in the 24 hours until 8pm on Friday, compared to Thursday’s total of 17,431.
While there were no new locally acquired cases of Covid-19, there was one in a returned traveller in hotel quarantine bring NSW’s total cases to 4,895.
NSW Health is treating 79 COVID-19 cases, none of whom are in intensive care.
Most cases (96 per cent) are being treated in non-acute, out-of-hospital care, including returned travellers in the Special Health Accommodation.
A general view of The Corso in Manly in Sydney’s northern beaches. Victoria relaxed its border closures to Sydney at 6pm on Friday, with just one LGA – Cumberland in Sydney’s west – still classed as a red zone
The sixth day of no new recorded cases comes as Victoria relaxed its border closures to Sydney at 6pm on Friday, with just one LGA – Cumberland in Sydney’s west – still classed as a red zone.
With the exception of the Blue Mountains and Wollongong, the rest of regional NSW will now be a designated green zone.
Meanwhile, Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan announced on Friday that his state will reopen its borders to NSW and Queensland from 12.01am on Monday.
NSW and Queensland residents still have to be tested for Covid-19 and spend 14 days in hotel quarantine upon arriving in WA.
While there were no new locally acquired cases of Covid-19, there was one in a returned traveller in hotel quarantine bring NSW’s total cases to 4,895
Source: Daily Mail Australia | World News