Cases of COVID-19 drop to 56 in NNSWLHD

The number of cases of COVID-19 has reduced by one for the Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD) as of the 24 hours to 8pm, Tuesday, 19 May.

The case was excluded following further testing said Wayne Jones, Chief Executive NNSWLHD.

‘This person was located in the Ballina Local Government Area. This reduces the total number of confirmed cases in the LHD to 56,’ said Mr Jones.

‘Of these 56 cases, 51 are now recovered. There are no cases being treated in hospital.’

There have now been 10,600 tests for COVID-19 conducted in the NNSWLHD.

‘[This is] an outstanding effort by both our community and health staff,’ said Mr Jones.

‘With travel restrictions now confirmed to ease even further on 1 June, I’d like to reiterate the critical importance of coming forward for testing at your closest COVID Fever Clinic or GP Respiratory Clinic if you have any flu-like symptoms at all. We encourage people to be tested again if they develop flu-like symptoms, even if they have previously had a negative test.

‘By getting tested, you can help stop the virus spreading in your area. If we continue to see high numbers of testing in our community, it will help us to stay on top of any possible new cases that may emerge as activity increases across NSW.’

If you are unwell or waiting for test results you are advised to stay home.

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