Almost 20,000 people have lined-up for a COVID-19 test over the last month across the Western NSW Local Health District.
Despite rapid antigen tests now readily available over the counter across the state, thousands of residents in the Central West are still choosing to queue up for PCR tests, with 18,527 tests conducted in the last month across the health district.
Out of those tests, 4,037 have returned positive results in the same time frame.
A total of 2546 of those PCR tests were conducted in Orange with 715 returning a positive result.
Two hundred and eighty of the tests were conducted in Cabonne Shire with 52 returning positive results.
The test rate in Cabonne was 21 in 1000.
In neighbouring Cowra Shire 409 PCR tests were carried out, 70 returning positive results.
The testing rate in Cowra Shire was 32 in 1000.
Weddin Shire, which includes Grenfell, had one of the lowest testing rates in the state at 19 in 1000 residents.
Across the district the breakdown is as follows:
Almost 300 new cases of COVID-19 were detected across the Western NSW Local Health District in NSW Health's latest 24-hour reporting period to 4pm on May 22.
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