More COVID in sewage

Bateau Bay Sewage Treatment Plant

Thursday August 12, 2021: NSW’s sewage surveillance program has detected rising levels of the virus that causes COVID-19 at the Charmhaven Sewage Treatment Plant.

The latest sample was taken on Tuesday 10 August at the sewage treatment plant which serves an area of about 59,000 people in suburbs including Blue Haven, Charmhaven, Doyalson, Gorokan, Hamlyn Terrace, Kanwal, Lake Haven, San Remo, Wadalba, Warnervale, and Wyong.

Although there are recent confirmed cases in the catchment area, the rising virus levels could also indicate undetected, active COVID-19 cases in the community.

Anyone living or working in these areas is urged to be particularly vigilant for any symptoms of COVID-19. If even the mildest of symptoms appear, please get tested immediately and isolate until a negative result is received.

Verified information source: Media release Central Coast Local Health District, August 12, 2021