Batemans Bay records a third COVID-19 case, close contact of first two

Batemans Bay on the NSW South Coast has another confirmed case of COVID-19, another close contact of the previously announced cases.

The announcement came along with two cases recorded in Merimbula currently under investigation.

A health district statement said contact tracing was underway for all new cases and asked for patience as the team interviewed cases and contacts.

"Venues of concern will be shared on our website and Facebook page as soon as they are known," the statement said.

Testing clinics across the coast are busy today. Photo: File.

Testing clinics across the coast are busy today. Photo: File.

"NSW Health and Southern NSW Local Health District can be trusted to share detailed information based on thorough investigation, as soon as it becomes available."

Authorities said testing clinics along the coast were busy today, and people did not need to get tested unless they had symptoms or were a close or casual contact of a known case.

"For those who do need a test today, please take some water and snacks and be prepared to wait," the statement said.

Earlier on Thursday, NSW Health announced COVID-19 fragments had been detected at a sewage treatment plant in Moruya.

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