No new cases for Oberon in Tuesday update as NSW records 273

No new cases for Oberon in Tuesday update

The latest

Tuesday, October 19

Oberon had no new cases identified up to 8pm on Monday night. There is currently 18 active cases in the community and 12 are recovered.

Oberon is also doing really well with 91.30 per cent of residents coming forward for their first COVID vaccination while 80.20 per cent now have had both shots and are fully vaccinated.

Four deaths have been added to NSW's COVID-19 death toll, but the state's case numbers remain fairly steady more than a week after the first post-lockdown freedoms took hold.

Three of those who died were in their 60s, and one in their 80s.

NSW chief health officer Dr Chant said two were not vaccinated, one had received a single dose while the final person had only recently received a second dose.

NSW recorded 273 cases in the 24 hours to 8pm on Monday.

All of the new cases were locally acquired, with none coming from overseas arrivals.

There are 589 people in hospital, with 128 around the state requiring intensive care.

First dose vaccination rates ticked up to 92.1 per cent for people 16 and over, with 80.8 per cent receiving second doses.

Areas of concern

There are currently no areas of concern listed on the NSW Health website. Check back daily for updates.

Heritage Railway events cancelled

An email from Oberon Tarana Heritage Railway has advised that several of upcoming events have been cancelled after a number of members of the community tested positive for COVID-19.

The first Saturday Open Day 2nd October has been cancelled and the Bi-monthly General Meeting of 6th October has been cancelled. Normally this would have been the AGM. An AGM decision will be made after the final clarifications for either Monday 11th or Monday 18th.

'We have had to have a few micro-working bees manned by members from the Oberon LGA. The gates and fence for the security area have been completed. There have been deliveries of sleepers from West Wyalong and a turnout and some of the necessary timbers from Gilgandra,' the email said.

Mayor Kathy Sajowitz.

Mayor Kathy Sajowitz.

Get tested and vaccinated

Everyone in the community is encouraged to come forward for testing and re-testing. Widespread, sustained testing is crucial to ensuring we keep our communities safe.

Symptoms associated with COVID-19 include fever, cough, breathing difficulties, sore throat, loss of smell or taste, runny nose, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting and fatigue.

Oberon Pharmacy and Oberon Medical Centre are offering COVID vaccinations. Book now.