Cowra COVID cases are being treated at home

Western NSW Local Health District chief executive Scott McLachlan.
Western NSW Local Health District chief executive Scott McLachlan.

Cowra's two COVID-19 cases are being treated for the virus in their own homes under the COVID Care in the Community Program.

Western NSW Local Health District chief executive Scott McLachlan confirmed today the cases, a nine-year-old boy and a Cowra adult are being treated at home.

"We're treating them at home, obviously with the support of the family and household."

Earlier this week Mr McLachlan said the program has now cared for over 800 people in their homes without patients needing to come to hospital.

"It's a program at a level of care, that I think, we've now set a new national standard around how we can help people keep well and healthy," he said.

At this stage no link has been made between the two Cowra cases.

"We haven't been able to identify the links for those cases yet, so again a real warning, a cause for concern," he said.

"We haven't identified new cases with the testing in the last couple of days.'

This testing has seen more than 2000 Cowra residents come forward to the drive through clinic which is being held at the Cowra Showground.

The testing clinic will continue for the remainder of this week.

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"Thank you to everyone who has come forward and got tested but it really has't helped us track down where those cases might have picked it up from or where they might have spread it to.

"I urge everyone to come and get tested, particularly if you've got symptoms, don't leave the house without coming and getting tested," Mr McLachlan said.

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