Three Orange residents have tested positive to coronavirus, the first confirmed cases of the virus in the Central West.
Western NSW Local Health District confirmed the positive cases on Friday morning, saying fever clinics were being established at Orange, Bathurst and Dubbo with plans being activated at all facilities to cater for changes in demand.
However, to maintain privacy and confidentiality, Western NSW Local Health District said the locations of confirmed COVID-19 cases were not being made public as a matter of course.
The news comes in light of substantial speculation, and the rapidly changing situation to manage COVID-19.
According to a spokesperson from the Western NSW LHD, these individuals acted in accordance with advice on self-isolation, and as a result there were no contacts identified as being at risk.
They will remain in isolation until deemed no longer infectious following strict public health guidelines.
None of the confirmed cases had visited Orange Hospital, which, other than reasonable steps being implemented in response to COVID-19, continues to operate as normal.
ALSO MAKING NEWS:
Anyone with concerns about COVID-19 can contact healthdirect on 1800 022 222 and speak to a registered nurse to discuss their symptoms.
Anyone intending to go to their doctor or a hospital emergency department with concerns about COVID-19 should call in advance.
It is expected that responding to COVID-19 will increase hospital activity across the District.
The Western NSW Local Health District has a committed workforce who will work with their local communities and other health care providers, including general practitioners, to minimise the impact of COVID-19.
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