Coming into the winter season, many residents of the Northern Rivers who have been tested for coronavirus (COVID-19), have been relieved to find out they have a common cold.
With over five and a half thousand tests been carried out in since the last update (yesterday), and a drop in active cases from 685 to 661, it would appear that New South Wales dwellers are getting something right.
In the Northern Rivers, the stats say there have been no changes to the number of COVID-19 cases in NNSWLHD since their last update on Friday, in fact, there have been no new cases in the area since April 15: that’s 19 days.
As at 8pm Sunday 3 May there were 56 cases, with 45 people having recovered so far.
Byron Bay no longer a ‘hot spot’
It would appear that Byron Bay has been removed from the NSW list of ‘cluster’ areas, with the hot spots now all within an hour’s drive of Sydney.
Stats show that in Northern NSW there have been 56 cases, 6,542 tests, with 0.86 per cent testing positive, which is 18.04 cases per 100,000 residents compared to South Eastern Sydney and Northern Sydney at 70.10 and 56.76 cases per 100,000 residents respectively.
There were 2 107.86 tests per 100,000 residents.
NSW stats stand at:
3033 total confirmed cases including interstate residents in NSW health care facilities
661 active cases – ** Active cases in our system of case follow up is a calculation based on total cases excluding persons recovered and lives lost, it does not necessarily mean that these cases are infectious
44 lives lost
245,666 people tested and cleared
Table: Confirmed cases, tests, percent positivity and rates of cases and tests per 100,000 residents
|Local health district||Cases||Tests||Percent positive||Cases per 100,000 residents||Tests per 100,000 residents|
|South Eastern Sydney||673||36332||1.85||70.17||3788.13|
|Nepean Blue Mountains||171||15961||1.07||43.74||4082.22|
|Hunter New England||277||28231||0.98||29.08||2964.25|
|South Western Sydney||237||25402||0.93||22.82||2445.95|
|Mid North Coast||50||4964||1.01||22.16||2199.72|
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