Coronavirus Australia: Fragments of the coronavirus detected in the sewerage of Byron Bay 700km from Sydney

Worrying coronavirus detection in sewerage 700km from Sydney in area with ZERO known cases putting 19,000 on alert – as more high-risk sites revealed

Fragments of the coronavirus have been found in sewage 700km from Sydney in Byron Bay – an area with zero cases of the virus – as more sites are added to the city’s ever-growing list of exposure sites.

NSW Health issued the warning Thursday evening after the particles were discovered at the sewage treatment plant in the coastal town.

The catchment area serves approximately 19,000 people in Byron Bay, Wategos, Suffolk Park, Sunrise and Broken Head.

There are currently no known cases of Covid-19 in these areas and the detection of the fragments is a major concern for health authorities.

Thousands of residents have been asked to be especially vigilant for symptoms, and if they appear to be tested and isolated immediately until a negative result is received.

More to come.