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Dr Jeremy McAnulty from NSW Health.

The Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) saw 1,051 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed to 8pm last night (19 January) while there were 30,825 positive tests across the state.

There are currently 50 COVID-19 positive patients in hospital in Northern NSW, with six of these in ICU.

Tweed continues to be the local government area in the NNSWHD with the highest positive cases confirmed.

Cases confirmed in the 24 hours to 8pm last night by LGA:

  • Ballina 63
  • Byron 78
  • Clarence Valley 45
  • Kyogle 14
  • Lismore 48
  • Richmond Valley 61
  • Tenterfield 2 (Woodenbong & Urbenville post code that comes under Lismore PHU)
  • Tweed 290

25 deaths

In NSW 25 people have died from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours to 8pm last night.

‘In terms of hospitalisation there are 8pm last night (19 January) currently 2,781 people in hospital in NSW, including 212 in intensive care, 68 require ventilation’ said Dr Jeremy McAnulty from NSW Health at today’s press conference.

Vaccination is at ‘95.3 per cent 16 and over have receive two doses,’ he said.

Get tested

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.

‘Anyone who tests positive using a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) are now required to register their result with Service NSW. Registering your RAT result enables NSW Health to provide advice on self-isolation and managing COVID-19 symptoms at home and connect high risk people to clinical care services,’ said a NSWHD spokesperson.

‘Everyone who is eligible is encouraged to book into a NSW Health vaccination clinic or another provider without delay through the COVID-19 vaccine clinic finder.’


Recent stories, information and updates regarding COVID-19

COVID-19 update: May 16

The Northern NSW Local Health District says that to 4pm yesterday, 15 May, 384 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the District, including 82 positive PCR tests and 302 positive rapid antigen tests.

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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

The Northern NSW Local Health District reports that to 4pm yesterday, there were 541 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the region, including 143 positive PCR tests and 398 positive rapid antigen tests.

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COVID-19 update for Wednesday, April 27

The  Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) reports that to 4pm yesterday, 26 April, there were 569 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the region, including 74 positive PCR tests and 495 positive rapid antigen tests.

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COVID numbers up heading into the long weekend

The Northern NSW Local Health District reports that to 4pm yesterday, 21 April, 754 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the region, including 137 positive PCR tests and 617 positive rapid antigen tests.

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COVID-19 rules to change from Friday

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  1. Taken from article:
    ‘In terms of hospitalisation there are 8pm last night (19 January) currently 2,781 people in hospital in NSW, including 212 in intensive care, 68 require ventilation’ said Dr Jeremy McAnulty from NSW Health at today’s press conference.

    Vaccination is at ‘95.3 per cent 16 and over have receive two doses,’ he said.

    So how many are unvaxxed and how many are Vaxxed? Seems like vaccination doesn’t work?

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