Four new local cases of COVID-19 in NSW

A new coronavirus cluster has emerged in the NSW Southern Highlands, with a childcare centre and school forced to close.

Four new locally acquired virus cases have emerged in the area in the past 24 hours, with the source of one of the cases still under investigation.

The other three cases recorded today are close contacts of the above case.


NSW Health revealed one of the new cases attended Moss Vale Public School, while another attended Southern Highlands Early Childhood Centre, with both sites closed today for cleaning

The school and childcare centre are also working closely with NSW Health to identify close contacts.

“Anyone who lives or works in the Moss Vale area needs to be particularly careful to watch for any COVID-19 symptoms,” NSW Health said.

“Should even the mildest of symptoms develop it is important to get tested that same day and isolate until a negative test has been received.”

A new walk-in clinic has been established at Moss Vale Showground and is open today from 10:30am until 5pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 9am until 5pm.

Five other cases were also reported in overseas travellers, however they do not pose a threat as they were detected in hotel quarantine.

In the past 24 hours, more than 17,492 people in NSW were swabbed for the virus.