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The good news is that NSW has not recorded a community case of COVID-19 for more than two weeks since a man from Sydney’s eastern suburbs and his wife tested positive for the virus.

However, there is renewed concern regarding fragments of COVID-19 which had been detected at a sewage plant that serves more than 40,000 Sydney residents across 15 suburbs.

NSW issued an alert on Friday morning after the disturbing find at the Homebush sewage network site.

The catchment covers Homebush West, Strathfield, Rookwood, Concord West, Sydney Olympic Park, Wentworth Point, Newington, Lidcombe, Homebush, Silverwater, Petersham, Liberty Grove, Rhodes, North Strathfield and Concord.

“NSW Health is aware of recent COVID-19 cases, several returned overseas travellers who live in this catchment,” the department said in a statement.

“People who are recently recovered from COVID-19 can continue to shed virus fragments into the sewerage system for several weeks even after they are no longer infectious.”

Anyone who lives in those suburbs are requested  to“be vigilant” and get tested as soon as any symptoms appear.

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