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COVID-19 Update 30 December – 158 days COVID free

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A Northern NSW Local Health District spokesperson says there have been no new confirmed cases of locally acquired COVID-19 reported in Northern NSW Local Health District residents since 25 July, 158 days ago.

One new case has been recorded in a Tweed Shire resident on 26 December who acquired the infection overseas. This person is currently in hotel quarantine in Sydney, and will be released from isolation once health staff confirm that it is safe to do so.

Chief Executive, Northern NSW Local Health District Wayne Jones said that while testing rates have dropped in the last day or two in line with the NSW trend, the service was pleased to see high numbers of people coming through the  testing clinics over the Christmas period, with around 2,600 tests conducted in the past week.

‘We have now reached more than 90,000 tests conducted across the District, an outstanding milestone.’

Anyone with even the mildest symptoms, such as headache, fatigue, cough, sore throat or runny nose, is asked to come forward immediately for testing, then isolate until they receive a negative result.

NNSWLHD cases by likely source of infection:

Overseas or interstate acquired – 58
Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case or in a known cluster4
Locally acquired – source not identified1
Under investigation0

Total 63

To help stop the spread of COVID-19:
– If you are unwell, get tested and isolate right away – don’t delay. Remain isolated until you receive your test result.
– Wash your hands regularly. Take hand sanitiser with you when you go out.
– Keep your distance. Leave 1.5 metres between yourself and others.
– Wear a mask when using public transport, rideshares and taxis, and in shops, places of worship and other places where you can’t physically distance. When taking taxis or rideshares, commuters should sit in the back.

To find your nearest testing clinic visit www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/how-to-protect-yourself-and-others/clinics or contact your GP.


Recent stories, information and updates regarding COVID-19

COVID update – Aquarius, Lismore sewage fragments and the South African...

The Northern NSW Local Health District says there have been no new cases of COVID-19 reported in the 24 hours to 8pm 28 November, but, they are urging residents in the Lismore area to be alert for COVID-19 symptoms.

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COVID weekend summary: Aquarius and a new Tweed case

The Northern NSW Local Health District is encouraging residents and visitors to Byron Bay to get tested for COVID-19, after being notified of a number of confirmed cases in the area during the last week.

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COVID update: a new Byron case, Aquarius and Community Support Accommodation

The Northern NSW Local Health District says there was one new case of COVID-19 was reported for NNSWLHD to 8pm, November 25. This case is located in the Byron Local Government Area, a traveller from outside the region and e is not associated with the Aquarius Backpackers.

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When we get to 95 per cent vaccination, this will happen

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What’s Nu in COVID variants? Highlighted need for stronger Australian contribution

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Two new COVID cases on the Tweed

The Northern NSW Local Health District Northern NSW Local Health District have announced this afternoon that there were two new cases of COVID-19 reported for NNSWLHD to 8pm, November 21.

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COVID fragments at Banora Point and Kingscliff and new venues of...

The Northern NSW Local Health District is urging residents in the Tweed Shire, particularly in the Banora Point and Kingscliff areas to be alert for COVID-19 symptoms following the detection of fragments of the virus in sewage samples.

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COVID update – November 19, three new cases

The Northern NSW Local Health District said this afternoon, that three new cases of COVID-19 were reported for NNSWLHD to 8pm on November 18.

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November 13 COVID update – 1 new case and 1 new...

Northern NSW Local HealthDistrict says that there has been one new case of COVID-19  reported for the area to 8pm yesterday, Friday November 12.

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Byron Community Centre had a COVID case last Tuesday

The Byron Community Centre has this afternoon announced that they closed today, Friday November 12 owing to a confirmed positive COVID-19.

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