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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.

A full list of testing clinics can be found here.

NNSWLHD cases by likely source of infection: Source

Total

Overseas or interstate acquired

53

Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case or in a known cluster

4

Locally acquired – source not identified

1

Under investigation

0

Total

58

 


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9 COMMENTS

  1. It would be good to know which places thos couple have been to before they went to the hospital… Even if it was just which towns.

  2. When will people realise it’s best to stay at home. Life as we know it has changed forever. Quarantine mean stay away from people. Too many people are selfish or ignorant or just plain stupid. That a look at the top 3 countries with the highest death rate. They just don’t get it. It’s not an old people virus it does not discriminate EVERYONE NEEDS TO STAY SAFE
    This will thin the world population as fast as a war. Yes good on them for getting medical help but why go to group events. We need to isolate for 6 months not a few weeks. People learn from this

    • Absolutely agree with you
      I had one selfish Women in her 30’s standing infront of the post office doors I could not pass her unless I bumped her I asked her to move boy did she jack up and I said move people don’t want you in there face and the $%@#$ said what ever
      Acting like a 5 year what ever
      No Brains

  3. Two points:
    1) I wear a mask everywhere I go in the Shire and rarely see anyone doing likewise! Ditto, many if not most people do not social distance! Time to turn on your brains people. These 2 are not the only Covid 19 cases to have come to Byron.
    2) It’s time that Byron Councillors called on Northern Rivers Health to ask all people living in Byron Bay to mask up. We elect Byron Councillors to support us. I know Byron Councillors do not even speak out against Gladys Berejiklien massive distruction of Koala feed trees. But surely you would expect them to speak up for the human community.
    It’s as if Byron Councillors think they are not required to speak up against anti-sicial policies of the NSW State Government.
    According the Australian Constitution local government is not included as part of the Constitution of Australia. We are merely a subset of the NSW state government.
    So speak up Byron Councillors. It’s your job.
    Jim Byron Bay

  4. Can we please please please report active cases. 58 is total cases since beginning. 53 have recovered according to nsw government website. That leaves 5 active cases in northern nsw.

  5. Life is doing what life does. What are you all afraid of? Dying? That’s happening everywhere. That’s what life does. Reading these holier than thou posts makes me mad. Where have you all been through AIDS? And black deaths in custody?

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