With the rest of the country keeping a close eye on the health situation in Victoria, local health workers are continuing to test people who suspect they might have coronavirus, with two people testing positive in Byron.
Northern NSW Local Health District Chief Executive Wayne Jones, says that Byron Central Hospital fever clinic has confirmed the two new positive COVID-19 cases following testing of a couple aged in their 60s who presented on Friday.
‘The couple had recently returned from Sydney and their cases have been associated with a series of funeral gatherings and a church service attended by a woman in her 40s from the Fairfield area, in Sydney.
‘NSW Public Health Unit is conducting relevant interviews and contact tracing to ensure all steps are being taken to manage the risk. The couple are currently self-isolating at home.’
This now brings the total number of cases in Northern NSW to 58.
Mr Jones said health services are encouraging anyone with even the mildest of symptoms to come forward for testing
to help contain community spread of COVID-19.
The symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, headache, loss of smell and taste.
‘Even if minor symptoms develop, please seek testing and self-isolate,’ said Mr Jones.
Clinics are located at The Tweed Hospital, Byron Central Hospital, Lismore Base Hospital and Grafton Base Hospital, or other GP or pop up clinics in the region.
NNSWLHD cases by likely source of infection: Source
Overseas or interstate acquired
Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case or in a known cluster
Locally acquired – source not identified
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