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‘Eight new cases were confirmed in residents of Northern NSW Local Health District to 8pm 1 October. Six cases are from Lismore, one in Kyogle and one in Casino. All cases are linked to the Kyogle cluster,’ said Lynne Weir, Acting Chief Executive Northern NSW Local Health District.

‘A further four cases were confirmed overnight, three in the Tweed area and one in Kyogle. These four cases will be included in NSW Health’s official reporting tomorrow.

‘The total number of active cases in Northern NSW is 26 – this includes the four cases confirmed overnight.’

New venues of concern

‘Anyone who attended the following venues at the times listed is considered a casual contact and must get tested and isolate until they get a negative result,’ said Ms Weir.

Kyogle

Caltex Summerland Way, Tuesday, 28 September 5.45pm to 6pm

Wollongbar

Wollongbar Tavern, 53 Simpson Avenue, Monday, 27 September 5.25am to 8am

Click here for previous venues of concern.


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