More than 1200 tested at Cowra's pop-up drive through clinic

More than 1200 Cowra residents have been tested for COVID-19 after a pop-up drive through clinic was established last Friday.

Hundreds lined up on Monday morning to get tested at the Cowra Showground, with the clinic open again from 9am till 4pm due to overwhelming demand on the weekend.

Heath staff worked until around 10pm on Sunday, with 736 tested throughout the day after the announcement of a positive case in the local government area.

In comparison, 330 people got tested on Saturday while 155 people took advantage of the clinic last Friday.

To support the demand for testing locally, the testing clinic will continue to run each day until further notice at Cowra Showground.

Member for Cootamundra, Steph Cooke thanked everyone involved in running the clinic and encouraged the Cowra community to continue to get tested.

"I know that team worked late into the night to ensure as many people as possible had the chance to get tested in the immediate aftermath of the announcement of a confirmed positive case in the Cowra Shire," Ms Cooke said following Sunday's testing clinic.

"Once again, I simply cannot thank enough, the teams of people involved in COVID testing. In the case of Cowra, it was the combination of Pauline Rowston and her team from Cowra Hospital supported by Cowra Police, Cowra Shire Council, the SES - a lot of hardworking people showing deep commitment and concern for the health and safety of their local community."