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COVID update: two new cases in Lismore and fragments in Byron’s STP

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The Northern NSW Local Health District, Lynne Weir, today say that two new cases of COVID-19 have been reported for the District to 8pm, 23 October.

Acting Chief Executive Northern NSW Local Health District, Lynne Weir, said both cases are in the Lismore Local Government Area (LGA), are linked to known cases and initial investigations indicate they were infectious in the community.

‘Contact tracing is underway to determine venues of concern, and further information
will be provided as soon as possible.

‘Byron Bay residents with even the mildest of COVID-19 symptoms are urged to get
tested following the detection of fragments of the virus in sewage samples taken from
the Byron Bay sewage treatment plant on 21 October.’

The plant serves about 9,000 people.

There are currently no known active cases in the Byron area.


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

Just when we were getting used to the current COVID roadmap, it has changed directions. Adjustments to previous settings scheduled for this milestone were announced yetserday.

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

According to the End COVID For All campaign the emergence of a new coronavirus variant in Botswana, most likely to be called 'Nu', underlines the need for Australia to step up its contribution to co-oridnated global efforts to prevent the virus’ spread and mutation.

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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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