Almost 160 new cases of COVID in Goulburn, Queanbeyan, Yass and Upper Lachlan Shire | Goulburn Post

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A combined total of 159 COVID cases were recorded within 24 hours to 8 p.m. last night (January 4) in four local government areas (LGAs) in the Southern Tablelands. Forty-five cases were detected in LGA of Goulburn Mulwaree, 74 in Queanbeyan Palerang, 23 in Yass Valley and 17 in Upper Lachlan. All four LGAs have seen an increase in cases since yesterday. The local South New South Wales health district provided the breakdown of recent cases on Wednesday morning. A total of 345 cases were recorded during this period in the health district, with two residents hospitalized. There are currently 1,445 active cases in the district. As of 8 p.m. Tuesday night in the past four weeks, there have been 257 cases in the Goulburn Mulwaree LGA, 192 in the Yass Valley LGA, 540 in the Queanbeyan Palerang LGA and 63 in the Upper Lachlan LGA. . Read more: More than 95% of people in the four local government areas have received their first and second doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. Meanwhile, Capital Pathology Goulburn’s regional manager Mark Cummins said staff tested 426 people at the drive-thru on Bourke Street on Tuesday, 168 in Marulan Truckstop, 162 in Yass Township and 207 in Yass Truckstop. In addition, 382 residents and staff of elderly care facilities were tested. READ ALSO: ‘It Makes No Sense’: Tablelands Patients Left Behind After Medicare Tax Removal Three Goulburn Elderly Care Facilities – Warrigal, Masonic Village and Waminda – Have reported a low number of cases over the past week. Some of them are asymptomatic. “It’s (the demand test) has been pretty awful since Christmas,” Cummins said. “We only had Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Most of the staff didn’t have a break.” The supplier accepted people who had traveled from Sydney and Canberra for testing, due to excessive wait times in those cities. The surge increased wait times for results from 24 to 40 hours, but Cummins said his lab was keeping pace with the histopathology. Capital Pathology seconded staff from Yass and Marulan and employed additional collectors in Goulburn to cope. ALSO READ: Meet the student from Goulburn who fights for rural communities. Wednesday’s cases across New South Wales fell from 23,131 on January 4 to 35,054, and eight deaths were also recorded. A total of 1,491 people were registered in hospital and 119 in intensive care. Vaccination rates statewide remain unchanged, with 93.6% of the population over 16 years of age being doubly vaccinated and 95% having only one dose of the vaccine. In total, 81.4% of residents aged 12 to 15 have been vaccinated against COVID-19 and 78% have received two vaccines. In the 24 hours until 8 p.m. last night, 108,844 COVID tests were carried out across New South Wales. We depend on subscription revenues to support our journalism. If you can, subscribe here. If you are already a subscriber, thank you for your support. Did you know that the Goulburn Post now offers last minute alerts and a daily email newsletter? Stay up to date with all the local news: sign up below.

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