COVID-19 fragments have been found in sewage in Bathurst, the Western NSW Local Health District says.
The health district says the fragments were found in a sewage sample taken in Bathurst on Monday, August 9.
"Additional testing capacity is in place at the Mount Panorama testing site."
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The detection in Bathurst follows COVID fragments being detected in Mudgee and Dubbo last week and the confirmation of a positive COVID case in Dubbo on Tuesday night.
That case, and a second positive case in the city, has led to a seven-day lockdown in Dubbo.
Remnants of COVID were detected in sewage in Bathurst in October last year after the Bathurst 1000, but no positive coronavirus cases in the city followed.
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