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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.

Northern NSW Local Health District, Chief Executive, Wayne Jones, says that to 8pm December, 15 there were 81 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the District.

The breakdown of the Local Government Area number of cases is:

• Byron 65
• Ballina 9
• Lismore 4
• Richmond Valley 1
• Tweed 1
• Clarence Valley 1

Total 81

Mr Jones says there are currently no COVID-positive patients in hospital in Northern NSW. ‘To date, no cases in NNSWLHD have been identified as the Omicron variant of concern.

‘Sixteen cases have now been linked with No Bones in Byron Bay, while 14 cases are linked with Casa Luna in Byron Bay. Investigations into additional cases potentially linked to the Coorabell Hall are ongoing.

Mr Jones says the NNSWLHD are urging anyone with cold and flu-like symptoms to come forward for testing now, particularly younger people. ‘We continue to remind everyone across the community to continue to practice COVID-Safe behaviours, including wearing a mask in settings where you cannot physically distance.

‘Get tested and stay home if you have the mildest of symptoms. Do not go out and visit family, friends or go to social events if you are unwell. Practice good hand hygiene, washing and sanitising your hands regularly.’

There are more than 450 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW. Find your nearest clinic on the NSW Government website or contact your GP.


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