The Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) reported yesterday that the Cootamundra-Gundagai region still has only one person infected with COVID-19.
In an outdoors briefing in Wagga, chief executive Jill Ludford could not expand on the specifics of the case, or which town they were from.
"We are reporting cases by local government area, because we really do need to protect the privacy of the people who have tested positive," Ms Ludford said. "We've got a lot of small towns and we want to make sure we protect people's privacy."
The MLHD stretches over a large area of SW NSW to the Victorian border. The number of infections increased by three yesterday, bringing the total to 13. Each case is mild to moderate, and being cared for within the home.
Ms Ludford expects the numbers will begin to "double every three days".
"We know that probably in two short weeks we will start to see people who are sicker and sicker," she said.
"People who are most vulnerable are people who are older, people with weakened immunities, people who live in close accommodation and Aboriginal people."
Ms Ludford was joined by Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke, who said she was pleased the doctor shortage in Cootamundra through most of last year had been "largely resolved".