Albury has broken its two day streak without any COVID-19 cases, as it recorded three new cases yesterday, but Murrumbidgee Local Health District has warned the figures will fluctuate.
Albury's three cases were among 12 in the Murrumbidgee Local Health District: five cases were in Griffith, three were in Wagga and one was in Murray River.
On the Victorian side of the Border Albury Wodonga Health recorded two new cases: one each in Wodonga and Wanagaratta.
Yarrawonga Health reported no new cases for the first day in more than a week, leaving a total of 35 active cases.
Murrumbidgee Local Health District COVID-19 coordinator Emma Field said it was pleasing that most of Thursday's cases were epidemiological linked to household contacts.
"We will see jumping around of numbers, but also too, we've had an opening up of borders," she said.
"When those borders are open that means that people are transient and that means that we will have higher rates coming across.
"So we will need to be vigilant."
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There are currently three COVID-positive patients in Wagga hospital and four in Albury hospital, but none in intensive care.
There are about 50 COVID-positive people being cared for at home by Murrumbidgee Local Health District and slightly more being cared for at home by Albury Wodonga Health.
Ms Field said that Albury's outbreak had slowed.
"We've seen the aged care facilities that were affected in the Albury area now taking visitors, which is really, it's quite impressive that's got to this point," she said.
"So we'd really like to congratulate the Albury community and all of those people coming together with all of those strategies."
Ms Field said in the Murrumbidge 98 per cent of residents over 16 years had received their first dose of the COVID vaccine.
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