The Northern NSW Local Health District authorities report that to 8pm yesterday, January 9, there were 778 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the District.
There are currently 49 positive patients in hospital in Northern NSW with six of these in ICU.
The new cases are in the following LGAs:
- Ballina 107
- Byron Shire 208
- Clarence Valley 88
- Kyogle 12
- Lismore 92
- Richmond Valley 36
- Tenterfield 1 *(Tenterfield is in a different Local Health District, but postcodes put cases in NNSWLHD)
- Tweed Heads 234
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.
All Northern NSW hospital testing clinics are open over the holiday period.
Clinics run by other providers may have different hours in the holiday period, so please check before attending: https://nnswlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/about/covid-19-clinic-information/
Find your closest testing clinic on the NSW Government website or contact your GP.
Rapid antigen testing can be an additional precaution that you can take if you are planning to socialise with large groups of people, particularly indoors, or interacting with people who are elderly or have serious health conditions.
Information on how to use rapid antigen tests is available on the NSW Government website.
Book your COVID-19 vaccination, or booster if you are eligible, at any of the many GPs, pharmacies and NSW Health clinics in the region. To book, head to https://www.health.gov.au/resources/apps-and-tools/covid-19-vaccine-clinic-finder