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To 8pm 20 December, 26 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Northern NSW Local Health District.

Local Government Area Number of cases
Byron 17
Ballina 5
Lismore 4
Tweed 0
Clarence Valley 0
Kyogle 0
Richmond Valley 0
TOTAL 26

 

There are 5 COVID-19 positive patients in hospital in Northern NSW, with none in ICU.

Northern NSW Local Health District is urging people to get tested for COVID-19 at the first sign of symptoms and isolate until a negative result is received.

Across the District, 16,952 COVID-19 tests were reported in the seven days to Friday 17 December. This is a significant increase compared to the previous seven-day totals of 9,381 tests.


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