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It was good news for some regions of NSW but not Lithgow.
Stay-at-home orders will be lifted in the following local government areas from 1pm, September 16:
- Snowy Monaro
As of September 17 data from Nepean Blue Mountains Health District confirms the Lithgow LGA currently has eight confirmed COVID cases. Three are from unknown sources.
In the past week there have been 4 cases - three of these cases are close household contacts.
Lithgow in this time has seen 4232 tests conducted with a testing rate of 196 per 1000 people.
For the third straight day, NSW has recorded 12 COVID-related deaths in the 24-hour reporting period.
The state also recorded 1284 new cases of COVID-19.
"Every day the statistics are given out in detail, but behind every death there is a family," NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said.
"It's a reminder of how sinister and deadly this virus is," Ms Berejiklian said.
The breakdown of the 1284 locally acquired cases is:
- 429 from South Western Sydney Local Health District
- 322 are from Western Sydney
- 141 are from South Eastern Sydney
- 129 are from Sydney
- 60 are from Nepean Blue Mountains
- 36 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven
- 36 are from Northern Sydney
- 27 are from Central Coast
- 24 are from Hunter New England
- 17 are from Southern NSW
- 15 are from Western NSW
- five are from Far West
- one is from Murrumbidgee
- 11 are in correctional settings
- 31 cases are yet to be assigned
Health authorities have again urged people to come forward and get vaccinated to help slow the spread.
Residents across the LGA continue to roll up their sleeves and get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Lithgow's three day pop-up vaccination hub saw a total of 1631 vaccinations administered.
Figures according to NSW Health show 71.9 per cent of the Lithgow population have had their first jab with 37.6 per cent fully vaccinated.
Bathurst is also doing well with 77.9 per cent having their first shot and 39.8 per cent now have had both shots and are fully vaccinated.
In Oberon residents are also answering the call to get vaccinated with 78 per cent of residents having their initial jab and 43 per cent their second.
The figures show that 81.5 per cent of residents from the Mid-Western LGA (which includes Kandos and Rylstone) have had their first dose and 34.2 per cent their second shot.
For Blayney 80.1 per cent of residents have had their first vaccination while 41.3 per cent are fully vaccinated.
For those who missed the pop-up clinic, many local pharmacies and GP clinics in Lithgow are continuing to vaccinate. Please go to the eligibility checker for details and to make bookings.
Chifley Police District have been notified of a number of new venues of concern at Lithgow associated with confirmed cases of COVID-19.
The venues of concern are as follows:
- Coles Supermarket, Lithgow Street, Lithgow - between 7.03pm and 7.25pm on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.
- Hicks Automotive - 149 Mort Street, Lithgow - between 1.30pm and 2.00pm on Monday, September 6, 2021.
If you attended either of these locations between these times you are considered a CASUAL contact.
This means you are required to get tested and isolate until you have received a negative result. You must continue to monitor for symptoms for 14 days from the date of the exposure and get re-tested should you become symptomatic.
Currently people can get tested in Lithgow at the Lithgow Hospital Walk-in Clinic Col Drewe Drive, South Bowenfels from:
- Monday to Friday 9am to 12pm
- 1pm to 4pm Saturday and Sunday 10am to 2pm
There is also a drive-through COVID testing clinic open at Lithgow Showground.
- Monday to Friday 8am-2pm
- Saturday 8am-1pm
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