COVID Case Numbers Continue To Fluctuate Across The Border

Murrumbidgee reports 46 new cases

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The Murrumbidgee region has recorded 46 new cases on Tuesday, with 41 of those in Albury as numbers continue to fluctuate across the border.

A glaring discrepancy in recent weeks, Victoria has surpassed NSW for case numbers per day. However, southern NSW remains in a battle with prevalent emerging cases.

Wodonga is now an area of concern after 122 cases were reported yesterday. 

There are no new exposure sites in Wodonga, with most of the cases linked to a known contact or residing in the same home.

On top of the Albury-Wodonga cases, Murrumbidgee Local Health District reported three cases in Greater Hume, one in Wagga and one in Berrigan.

In this current outbreak, 29 schools have been affected - Albury Wodonga Health chief executive Michael Kalimnios said education facilities must look at a better approach to help limit spread on school grounds.

While MLHD warned parents of taking children to extra-curricula activities during this outbreak, they added that staffers should also be wearing masks in offices to limit spread of the virus, despite it no longer being a requirement under NSW public health orders.

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26 October 2021

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