The town has seen a significant increase in the number of cases of the common cold
New data suggests Deniliquin residents are not following social distancing guidelines.
The Local Health Advisory Committee (LHAC) found 30 percent of COVID-19 tests in Deniliquin have come back positive for the common cold.
Chair Lourene Liebenberg said roughly one month ago there were hardly any presentations for the cold.
"What that is telling us... is that currently, this is being transmitted in exactly the same way that COVID would transmitted," she said.
"Our concern is that it's showing us that people are not maintaining social distancing, not keeping up good hygiene practices and just not doing the right thing."
Ms. Liebenberg said residents need to be more careful with community transmission of the common cold on the rise.
"People have indicated that perhaps this is a bit of scare mongering - it's not scare mongering, these are the facts that we know about COVID and we really just want to keep our community safe.
"We all need to do the right thing, we've all got to keep our community safe."