As of 8am on Tuesday, there were no new coronavirus cases in the Murrumbidgee Local Health District. The number of positive results has remained at 45 for more than a month.
There are just two cases in the region considered to be still active.
"The reason for that is because the case definition has changed and pretty to be recovered, you have to be 100 per cent back to baseline before you had COVID disease," MLHD's medical services director Len Bruce said.
Dr Bruce praised the Murrumbidgee committee for it's rate of testing. Almost 7500 tests have been carried out, 431 of them in the mobile testing clinic.
"It really is important that people present for testing even if they have the mildest of symptoms," Dr Bruce said.
Even if you've just got a runny nose or a scratchy throat or a temperature, call the COVID hotline and we will arrange testing for you.
"Other thing is that once you've had the test, you need to self-isolate up to you have the result back. You cannot assume your result will be negative."
Health officials are also reminding people that a negative test result for COVID-19 does not suggest immunity to the disease, and that people must self-isolate while awaiting test results.
MLHD director of public health, Tracey Oakman, said it is important for people not to develop a false sense of security after being tested, as the result only indicates COVID status at the time the test was taken.
"If you receive a negative test result, that is fantastic, but it doesn't mean you are immune to COVID-19 or that you won't subsequently contract the disease," she said.
"If you develop symptoms again, in the following week for example, please get tested again.
"It is important for people to understand that over time, they may need to be tested multiple times, and that is a responsible thing to do."
Ms Oakman said it is also important for people to self-isolate while waiting for test results.
Testing is advised for people experiencing fever, dry cough, sore (scratchy) throat, shortness of breath or a runny or stuffy nose. To book a test call 1800 831 099.