A new case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in the Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD). The person arrived on a flight to Ballina from Melbourne on Sunday, 12 July on Jetstar flight JQ466.
‘This brings the total cases to 56, as at 8pm Wednesday, 15 July,’ said Wayne Jones, Chief Executive NNSWLHD.
‘This person was screened on arrival at Ballina airport.
‘Since arriving in Northern NSW, this person has been in mandatory 14-day self-isolation. Any potential close contacts are being followed up.
‘Of the 56 cases in Northern NSW Local Health District, 53 have recovered. There are no cases being treated in hospital.’
Anyone with symptoms, however mild, are asked to self-isolate and get tested.
More than 4,900 people have been tested during the last fortnight in NNSWLHD.
Testing is free and available to everyone in the region, including visitors. The site locations can be found at the COVID-19 clinic information site.
The COVID Clinic at Byron Bay Hospital is open seven days a week from 10am till 4pm.