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

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The Northern NSW Local Health District’s daily report says that to 8pm, October 8, seven new cases of COVID19 have been reported for the Local Health District.

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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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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COVID-19 update: Friday, April 29

The Northern NSW Local Health District reports that to 4pm yesterday, 28 April, 398 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the region, including 74 positive PCR tests and 324 positive rapid antigen tests.

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COVID-19 update: Thursday April 28

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COVID-19 update for Wednesday, April 27

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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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