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

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Leading climate scientist Professor Will Steffen has died of pancreatic cancer in Canberra at 75.

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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

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Public transport mask mandate to end

Masks will no longer be mandatory on public transport from tomorrow, Wednesday 21 September.

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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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