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No new cases for Oberon in Wednesday update as NSW records 283

No new cases for Oberon in Wednesday update

The latest

Wednesday, October 20

Oberon had no new cases identified up to 8pm on Tuesday 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.

NSW has recorded 283 new COVID-19 cases and seven deaths in the 24 hours to 8pm.

The seven deaths included five men and two women.

81.6 per cent of the population aged 16 years and older have now had two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, while the single dose rate is at 92.3 per cent.

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.

A testing clinic is operating at Oberon Hospital. Oberon Pharmacy and Oberon Medical Centre are offering COVID vaccinations. Book now.