COVID-19 update – 27 October 2020
27 October 2020
New cases in CESPHN region
In the past week (19 October to 25 October) there have been eight new cases of COVID-19 in our region. All cases are people returning from overseas.
Bayside, Randwick and Waverley local government areas and Lakemba are areas identified for increased testing. Anyone who has visited these areas in the past two weeks should monitor for symptoms and immediately isolate and get tested should even the mildest of symptoms appear. After testing, you must remain in isolation until a negative result is received.
Check NSW Health website for further details.
Anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19 including fever (≥37.5), cough, sore throat, shortness of breath (difficulty breathing), runny nose loss of smell and loss of taste must be tested and self-isolate while awaiting results.
Other reported symptoms of COVID-19 include fatigue, muscle pain, joint pain, headache, diarrhoea, nausea/vomiting and loss of appetite. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia with severe acute respiratory distress.
For an updated list of testing options in the Central and Eastern Sydney area please go to testing clinic hours and locations. For all testing clinics in NSW, please see https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/how-to-protect-yourself-and-others/clinics
To request masks for your practice please complete the Mask Request form on our CESPHN coronavirus web page. Masks are available for general practices, community pharmacies and certain high risk allied health practices where practices are unable to source their own supplies.