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NSW Flood Inquiry released today

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Fuel stolen from farmer

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A chance for young poets to shine

Youth poets across the region are being invited to take part in the John West Youth Poetry Cup in Byron Bay on August 27.

With yet another national infection record, Victorian health authorities have announced that there are were 1,838 new COVID cases yesterday, while the NSW numbers are dropping.

NSW Health says that there were 646 new locally acquired cases to 8pm last night and another 11 people deaths.

Three cases in Mullumbimby area

Although NSW Health and the NNSWLHD are yet to confirm, it would appear that there are three cases in Mullumbimby – a website with updated cases by postcode, has the 2482 postcode listed as three cases and the 2481 postcode with one case this week since June 16.

Acting Chief Executive Northern NSW Local Health District, Lynne Weir’s press release today says that to 8pm on October 7, nine new cases of COVID19 have been reported for the Northern NSW Local Health District.

‘Of these, three cases are in the Ballina Local Government Area, and linked with an Alstonville cluster. One case is a household contact of a previously reported case and has been in self-isolation, while two cases are under investigation.

‘Two cases are in the Casino area of Richmond Valley LGA. Of these, one case is linked to the Kyogle cluster and one case is under investigation.

Three cases are in the Kyogle LGA, all household contacts of previously reported cases, and have been in self-isolation.

‘One case is in the Byron LGA, a household contact of a previously reported case, and has been in self-isolation.

Ms Weir says that there have now been 57 total cases reported in Northern NSW since June 16 when the current Delta outbreak in Sydney began.

‘Three cases are being cared for in hospital, and all are in a stable condition. Contact tracing is underway to determine any venues of concern, and further information will be provided as soon as possible.’


 

Recent stories, information and updates regarding COVID-19

NSW Police: be COVID-vigilant at Splendour in the Grass

SW Police are urging festival-goers at this weekend’s music festival to celebrate in a safe and responsible manner, whilst also being aware of COVID-Safety measures.

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COVID-19 update for the NNSWLHD – May 23

The Northern NSW Local Health District reports that to 4pm yesterday, Sunday May 22, there were 40 COVID-19 positive patients in hospital in Northern NSW, with one of these in ICU.

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AEC says COVID voters can phone from home

The AEC says that voters who have recently tested positive for COVID-19 will be able to phone in their vote in the federal election.

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COVID-19 update: May 16

The Northern NSW Local Health District says that to 4pm yesterday, 15 May, 384 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the District, including 82 positive PCR tests and 302 positive rapid antigen tests.

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It’s National Volunteer Week

Volunteering Australia says volleys are the backbone of the country in times of crisis and emergency.

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COVID-19 update: May 9

Today there are 41 COVID-19 positive patients in hospital in Northern NSW, with none of these in ICU.

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COVID-19 update: May 6

The Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) reports that there are 37 COVID-19 positive patients in hospital in Northern NSW, with one of these in ICU.

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COVID-19 update: Monday 2 May

The Northern NSW Local Health District reports that in the 24 hours to 4pm yesterday, 1 May, 274 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the area, including 56 positive PCR tests and 218 positive rapid antigen tests

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COVID-19 update: Friday, April 29

The Northern NSW Local Health District reports that to 4pm yesterday, 28 April, 398 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the region, including 74 positive PCR tests and 324 positive rapid antigen tests.

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COVID-19 update: Thursday April 28

The Northern NSW Local Health District reports that to 4pm yesterday, there were 541 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the region, including 143 positive PCR tests and 398 positive rapid antigen tests.

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Cases are listed by postcode of residence in the database. That doesn’t mean the case is actually in 2482. eg if your address is in mullum and you catch it in sydney on holidays it will be counted as mullum even if you don’t come back to mullum. In other words, no there are no mullum cases.

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