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The Northern NSW Local Health District has announced that there was one new case of COVID-19 reported for Northern NSW Local Health District in the 24 hours to 8pm 28 October.

Acting Chief Executive Northern NSW Local Health District, Lynne Weir, said the case is in the Casino area of Richmond Valley Local Government Area (LGA) and is linked to a cluster of cases in the Mid North Coast associated with a funeral held in Lions Park, Nambucca Heads on 23 October.

Anyone who attended the funeral is asked to isolate immediately, get tested and
remain isolated until they receive a negative result or are contacted directly by NSW
Health.

The North Coast Public Health Unit is working to assess whether people who attended
the funeral will be classified as close or casual contacts.

The total number of cases in NNSWLHD since 16 June is now 123.

Sewage detections in Byron Bay and Mullumbimby

Residents and visitors in the Byron Bay and Mullumbimby areas are asked to be
vigilant for COVID-19 symptoms and get tested if any symptoms develop, following
the detection of fragments of the virus in sewage samples taken from both sewage
treatment plants on 26 October.

‘This is the second consecutive detection for the Byron Bay treatment plant,’ said Ms Weir. ‘The last recorded case in the Byron Shire LGA was on 7 October.

‘Even if you are fully vaccinated you should get tested and isolate immediately if you
have even the mildest of COVID-19 symptoms – a slightly runny nose, a scratchy or
sore throat or generally feeling under the weather.’

The Byron Central Hospital testing clinic on Ewingsdale Road is open seven days a
week, from 9am – 5pm.

There are more than 500 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW. 


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