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Covid cases escalate

8 September 2021

 

CENTRAL Coast Local Health District confirms that 22 local residents have tested positive to COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm Monday night.

 

Nineteen are linked to known cases. The source of infection for three cases is under investigation. Eleven cases were in the community while infectious.

 

There have now been 130 local cases of COVID-19 in the Central Coast Local Health District since the start of the current outbreak.

 

Exposure sites

 

Anyone who attended these venues on the dates and times listed is a casual contact. Casual contacts must immediately get tested and isolate until they receive a negative result, even if they have had a test in recent days:

 

McDonalds Lake Haven (Goobarabah Ave, Lake Haven)

 

  • Wednesday 1 September, 11:15am to 3:30pm
  • Thursday 2 September, 7am to 11:15am
  • Friday 3 September, 10am to 3:15pm

 

Reece Plumbing Supplies West Gosford (240 Manns Rd, West Gosford)

 

  • Wednesday 1 September, 8:40am to 9:10am
  • Wednesday 1 September, 4:20pm to 4:45pm

 

Tradelink West Gosford (3 Grieve Cl, West Gosford)

 

  • Wednesday 1 September, 7:15am to 7:45am

 

*Please note: If the day and time you visited is marked with an asterisk (*), it falls within the last four days. This means you must also get another test five days after you visited, wear a mask around others, limit your movements until you get another negative result, and get tested again if you develop any symptoms.

 

To see a full list of all exposure sites in NSW visit NSW Health case locations web page.

 

Reminder to stay vigilant

 

Community vigilance is required in the following suburbs, where there is mounting evidence of community transmission:

 

Charmhaven area including Blue Haven, Charmhaven, Doyalson, Gorokan, Hamlyn Terrace, Kanwal, Lake Haven, San Remo, Wadalba, Warnervale, Wyong.

 

Bateau Bay area including Blue Bay, Bateau Bay, Killarney Vale, Long Jetty, Shelly Beach, The Entrance, The Entrance North, Toowoon Bay.

 

Toukley area including Budgewoi, Buff Point, Canton Beach, Halekulani, Magenta, Norah Head, Noraville, Toukley, Tuggerawong, Wyongah, Kanwal, Gorokan, Lake Haven.

 

Residents in all of these suburbs are advised to stay on alert for symptoms, get tested immediately, and isolate even if the mildest of symptoms appear.

 

Symptoms of COVID-19 include a fever, cough, sore/scratchy throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, and loss of taste or smell.

 

Testing clinics

 

High rates of testing are critical to detecting transmission and preventing further spread of COVID-19 in the community.

 

There are more than 475 COVID-19 testing clinics across NSW. To find one near you, visit COVID-19 Testing Centres Central Coast or contact your GP.

 

Vaccination

 

Central Coast Local Health District urges those eligible in the community to continue to come forward for vaccination. Please check eligibility and book on www.health.gov.au/

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