COVID-19 update: Six new coronavirus cases confirmed across Western NSW

SIX new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the Western NSW Local Health District, bringing the total to 21.

Confirmed cases have been reported in the Bathurst, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Dubbo, Mid-Western and Orange local government areas.

All cases notified were diagnosed after travelling overseas or being in contact with a confirmed case.

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A statement from the LHD said that in all cases, contacts have been followed up and tested where appropriate.

"The people involved have either entered home isolation or have completed home isolation. NSW Health wishes to thank all those individuals for their co-operation," the statement on Wednesday afternoon read.

"Any new case and their close contacts will similarly be asked to self-isolate unless hospitalisation is required."

"All travellers returning or arriving from overseas must self-isolate for 14 days. This applies to everyone, even if you have no symptoms. Please follow the home isolation guidance."

NSW Health is continuing to trace and respond to cases as they are diagnosed to slow any spread of COVID-19 in the community.

To help protect the community people are asked to:

  • Clean your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, or an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with tissue or a flexed elbow.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.
  • Atay home if you are sick.
  • Keep your distance from others as much as possible through social distancing.

For advice and information about COVID-19 visit www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/coronavirus.aspx.