AFTER reaching the milestone moment of conducting 50,000 tests in the region, Murrumbidgee Local Health District have announced there are no new cases of COVID-19 to report.
A total of 51,748 tests have been completed, with 44 confirmed cases recovered and nine active cases remaining. The total number of reported positive cases in the MLHD has remained at 54.
Across the state, a total of 3,861 cases have been recorded since the pandemic began earlier this year.
Murrumbidgee Local Health District chief executive Jill Ludford praised the community for coming forward to be tested.
"Testing enables us to identify cases early so we can contain the virus and prevent outbreaks occurring," Ms Ludford said.
"Thank you to our MLHD hotline staff and testing teams, as well as the commonwealth respiratory clinics, general practitioners and pathology services across the district, who have all contributed to this milestone."
Ms Ludford also made special mention of the mobile clinic teams, who have ventured out on freezing winter mornings and set up their pop-up clinics to provide access to testing for Riverina communities.
"Having a range of testing options available means that residents from across the district are able to be tested as soon as possible after symptoms appear," she said.
The Murrumbidgee Local Health District have urged anyone with symptoms to be tested, as testing is critical in helping to minimise the risk of community transmission.
Symptoms include fever, cough, sore and scratchy throat, shortness of breath and loss of taste or smell.
If you feel unwell, call 1800 831 099 for an appointment.