NSW Health continues to urge people across the state, particularly in the Liverpool area, to come forward for testing with even the mildest of symptoms that could signal Covid-19, such as a runny nose or scratchy throat. After testing, you must remain in isolation until a negative result is received.
The state’s ongoing sewage surveillance program has detected the virus that causes Covid-19 at the Ireland Park sewage network site, which serves about 88,000 people in the Liverpool catchment in south western Sydney.
This catchment takes in the suburbs of Cecil Park, Cecil Hills, Bonnyrigg Heights, Green Valley, Len Waters Estate, Hinchinbrook, Hoxton Park, West Hoxton, Carnes Hill, Horningsea Park, Edmondson Park, Bardia, Denham Court, Leppington, Gledswood Hills, Glenfield, Casula, Prestons, Varroville and Austral.
While a small number of recovered cases live in this area, NSW Health is concerned that there may be undiagnosed active cases in the area. Everyone in these suburbs is asked to be particularly vigilant for symptoms and to isolate and get tested immediately if they appear.
High testing rates play an important role in helping to contain the spread of the disease, as it gives us the best chance of finding new cases and preventing new chains of transmission from becoming established.