A woman arrested in the region has been transferred to Wagga Base Hospital for treatment after testing positive for COVID-19.
Around. 1450 On Saturday, officers from Riverina Traffic and Highway Patrol attended an address at Banksia Crescent, Tumut, where they arrested a 37-year-old woman on alleged outstanding warrants.
The woman was taken to the hospital, where she tested positive for COVID-19 and is undergoing further assessment.
A statement from NSW Police said officers followed the COVID-19 safe protocol during the arrest, wearing PPE and maintained distance.
A spokesman for the Murrumbidgee Local Health District said a resident outside the district who tested positive in Tumut has been transferred to Wagga Base Hospital for care.
“The source of the infection is currently under investigation,” they said.
Contact Tracker is working to identify anyone this person may have been in contact with.
“MLHD encourages everyone in the Snowy Valley area to show up for a test to see if they are experiencing even the mildest symptoms.”
Common symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose and loss of taste or smell.
Other symptoms include fatigue, acute blocked nose (congestion), muscle aches, joint pain, headache, diarrhea, nausea / vomiting, loss of appetite, unexplained chest pain and conjunctivitis.
For test sites, go to www.mlhd.health.nsw.gov.au or get help accessing a test by contacting Murrumbidgee COVID-19 Hotline 1800831 099.