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COVID wastewater analysis shows fragments of virus in Liverpool area, resulting in alert for 39 suburbs

Thirty-nine suburbs in southwest Sydney have been placed on high alert for coronavirus after fragments of the virus were found in sewerage analysis.

Ongoing sewage surveillance on Tuesday uncovered traces of the virus in the Liverpool catchment, NSW Health said.

It’s resulted in a warning to as many as 180,000 residents in 39 suburbs to be on alert for COVID-19 symptoms.

Anyone who lives in the areas impacted is advised to be aware of symptoms and seek testing immediately should they develop.

The suburbs served by the wastewater treatment plant are Bardia, Hinchinbrook, Hoxton Park, Abbotsbury, Ingleburn, Prestons, Holsworthy, Edmondson Park, Austral, Cecil Park, Cecil Hills, Elizabeth Hills, Bonnyrigg Heights, Edensor Park, Green Valley, Pleasure Point, Casula, Hammondville, Liverpool, Moorebank, Wattle Grove, Miller, Cartwright, Lurnea, Warwick Farm, Chipping Norton, Voyager Point, Macquarie Links, Glenfield, Catherine Field, Gledswood Hills, Varroville, Leppington, West Hoxton, Horningsea Park, Middleton Grange, Len Waters Estate, Carnes Hill, Denham Court.

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