Central Coast Local Health District is advising that NSW’s ongoing sewage surveillance program has again detected fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 at the Toukley Sewage Treatment Plant.
The sample was taken on Monday, 2 August at the sewage treatment plant which serves an area of about 29,000 people in suburbs including Budgewoi, Buff Point, Canton Beach, Halekulani, Magenta, Norah Head, Noraville, Toukley, Tuggerawong, Wyongah, Kanwal, Gorokan and Lake Haven.
These detections are particularly concerning as they could indicate undetected, active COVID- 19 cases in the community. There are currently no known cases in these areas.
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 4, 2021.