AS fears come about "concerning" COVID-19 low test numbers it's timely to look at some of the figures coming from the Ulladulla testing clinic.
NSW Health recently warned that recent low COVID-19 results came amid "concerning" low test numbers.
However, a steady flow of people has been making use of the local testing facility.
Since the clinic opened 2372 people have been tested, which equates to a daily average of 32 people.
Two testing spikes do show up immediately when you look at the testing rates done at the Ulladulla Respiratory Clinic run facility.
Over 300 people came in for a test around the July 20 period which coincides with a detected cluster in the Batemans Bay area.
The next spike in testing came in the August 10 period and just under 300 negative tests were recorded.
The August testing spike coincided with cases at Mollymook and Huskisson.
People in the 10 to 19, 40 to 49, 50 to 59 and 60 to 69 years age groups have been leading the way when it comes to getting tested.
The clinic also put out a recent message urging people not to be complacent just because it's getting warmer.
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Meanwhile, NSW Health's Dr Christine Selvey would like to see more people getting tested.
"Testing numbers have dropped over the past two weeks, and this is a concern particularly in areas like south-western, western and south-eastern Sydney," NSW Health's Dr Christine Selvey said.
Test numbers are usually lower on weekends, but have previously hit around 20,000 or 30,000 tests per day.
Dr Selvey also said it was likely the virus was still circulating in the community undetected.
"While there has only been one new locally acquired case recorded in the past 24 hours, the virus is likely circulating among people in the community with mild symptoms," she said.
"As such, the risk of outbreaks and a resurgence of cases remains."
NSW Health said this would be even more important with the upcoming school holidays, when people will travel across the state.