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Dr Kerry Chant spoke to the media this morning with a COVID update.

‘In terms of our hospitals, we’ve currently got 2,816 People in hospital including 196 People in ICU, of whom 69 are ventilated.

‘We’ve had 15,091 positive test results returned and that includes 6,901 rapid antigen test and 8,190 Positive PCR tests. The positive PCR tests were returned from 48,481 tests. Now this is a lower case number that has to be interpreted with a bit of caution. We do see those lower testing rates over the weekend, but it is pleasing that when we look at a range of measures, our assessment indicates that the spread of COVID virus is slowing.

Situation is stabilising

Our situation is stabilising and whilst we expect to see a little bit of an uptick in transmission associated with schools going back, I just want to say that this can be mitigated by the actions of you as individuals.

Getting those boosters will help us they’ll also help us and have some effect on transmission by preventing you acquiring infection and passing it on. And then those simple actions that we’re going to need to pursue right through this year is by staying home if you have symptoms COVID symptoms get tested, and stay at home. Continuing to wear those masks indoors and just being careful about the environments you choose to.

In the Northern NSW Local Health District

To 8pm yesterday, 23 January, 564 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Northern NSW Local Health District, including 234 positive PCR tests and 330 positive rapid antigen tests (RAT).

Please note these RAT results may be from within the previous seven days, and there may be some cases included in these numbers where people have reported positive RATs on multiple days and/or where people have also had a positive PCR test during the same reporting period.

The list of positive results through the LGAs is:

• Ballina 33
• Byron 29
• Clarence Valley 48
• Kyogle 1
• Lismore 19
• Richmond Valley
• Tweed 96

There are 46 COVID-19 positive patients in hospital in Northern NSW, with five of these in ICU.

Northern NSW Local Health District also reported the death of two people aged in their 80s and 90s from COVID-19. One was from the Tweed Heads area and the other Lismore area.

For the most up-to-date COVID information visit nsw.gov.au


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

The NSW Government has just announced updated rules in regards to COVID-19 including changes around close contacts and international travel.

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