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The Northern NSW Local Health District has announced this afternoon that there were two new cases of COVID-19 reported for are to 8pm last night, November 14.

Northern NSW Local HealthDistrict, Chief Executive,Wayne Jones, said one case is in the Lismore Local Government Area (LGA) and one is in the Kyogle LGA. ‘Both are linked to existing cases.

‘There have now been 175 total cases in NNSWLHD since 16 June.’

‘The community is being reminded that as of today, Monday, November 15, NSW Health will no longer routinely list case locations for regional and rural NSW on the NSW Health website.

‘This change does not affect NSW Health’s contact tracing work.’

Mr Jones said that NSW Health will continue to contact people diagnosed with COVID-19 and their close contacts, and all people who need to follow specific health advice. ‘If you receive a message from NSW Health, it is important that you follow the advice in that message.

‘People who have been to a venue around the same time as a person with COVID-19 will continue to receive a case location alert from Service NSW.

‘NSW Health will also continue to support workplaces and other locations with a potential COVID-19 outbreak.

‘Northern NSW Local Health District will continue to notify the public of venues of concern where there have been high levels of transmission and there is a need to alert members of the community who may have been there during the exposure period’


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2 COMMENTS

  1. Northern NSW Local HealthDistrict, Chief Executive,Wayne Jones:
    ‘The community is being reminded that as of today, Monday, November 15, NSW Health will no longer routinely list case locations for regional and rural NSW on the NSW Health website’.

    Thank you Mr Jones for the reminder that Health won’t be “routinely” listing case location any more. What about a reminder about Health’s evidence-based reason for keeping the information from the public?!

  2. Greet call Dr Gates!

    You know something is wrong when Govt have made public health info private…. and yet they want your private health info to be made public.

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