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Six new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD) to 8pm, Monday 4 October.

‘Five cases are in the Casino area of Richmond Valley Local Government Area (LGA), and one case is in the Kyogle LGA,’ said Lynne Weir, Acting Chief Executive Northern NSW Local Health District.

‘Of these six cases, three are household contacts of confirmed cases who had been self-isolating, one is linked to a public exposure location and the source of the remaining two cases is under investigation.

‘Investigations are continuing into any possible public venues of concern relating to these cases and other cases reported in recent days, and more information will be provided as soon as it’s available,’ she said.

There have now been 38 total cases confirmed in Northern NSW since 16 June when the current Delta outbreak in Sydney began. One case is being cared for in hospital, and is in a stable condition.

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

‘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.’

Anyone with the slightest symptoms should get tested as soon as they feel unwell said the NNSWLHD.

There are more than 500 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW. Find a clinic at COVID-19 testing clinics or contact your GP.

‘We encourage people to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as they are able to. Find available bookings at the Australian Government’s COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Finder (previously eligibility checker), or you can also call Health Direct on 1800 571 155 for assistance to book,’ said Ms Weir.


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