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Northern NSW Local Health District’s daily update – October 8

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Of these, three cases are in the Grafton area of Clarence Valley Local Government Area (LGA), two are in the Kyogle LGA, one in the Lismore LGA and one case is in the Ballina LGA.

Acting Chief Executive The Northern NSW Local Health District, Lynne Weir, said that one of the Kyogle cases is a household contact of a positive case. ‘The Ballina case and Lismore case are linked to known clusters.

‘Investigations into the sources of the other infections is underway. Contact tracing is underway to determine any venues of concern, and public health teams have begun contacting a number of close contacts associated with these cases.’

Four cases are being cared for in hospital, all are in a stable condition.

‘To 8pm 8 October, there have now been 64 total cases confirmed in Northern NSW since 16 June when the current Delta outbreak in Sydney began.

‘We would like to remind the community of expanded clinic hours available in Grafton this weekend.’

• Grafton Base Hospital, 184 Arthur Street, Grafton, open seven days. Saturday and Sunday 7am – 7pm.

Stay-at-home orders are in place for Lismore LGA, Casino, and Kyogle LGA until October 11 due to an increased COVID-19 public health risk.

Everyone in these areas must stay at home unless it is for an essential reason, which includes shopping for food, medical care, getting vaccinated, compassionate needs, exercise and work or tertiary education if you can’t work or study at home.


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1 COMMENT

  1. As this epidemic is a Sydney-centric virus, just why is there any virus cases in the Northern NSW Local health District?
    The same reason the virus entered Australia from Wuhan, we were making money at the time and money was more important than other people dying.
    It is always other people dying. They don’t matter. If it was ourselves dying then we would have been a lot more resistant as life and living is important.

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