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The Northern NSW Local Health District reports that to 8pm last night, January 13, there were 905 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the District – this figure does not include positive rapid antigen tests (RAT) for the reporting period.

The number in the LGAs for the reporting period are:

• Ballina 145
• Byron 247
• Clarence Valley 45
• Kyogle 8
• Lismore 80
• Richmond Valley 41
• Tenterfield 1
• Tweed Heads 338

NNSWLHD says there are 53 COVID-19 positive patients in hospital in Northern NSW, with six of these in ICU. (Tenterfield is in a different Local Health District, but postcodes put cases in NNSWLHD)

NNSWLHD says there were ID-19 two deaths, both were people aged in their 70s and both were from the Tweed Heads area.

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.

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.

Booster doses of COVID-19 vaccine are now available for people aged 18 and over who had their second dose at least four months ago. We urge people to get their booster dose as soon as they are eligible, to best protect themselves, their loved ones and the community from the ongoing transmission of COVID-19.

We also strongly recommend that people aged 12 years and over who are severely immunocompromised have a third primary dose of vaccine from two months after their second dose.

NSW Health vaccination clinics are now administering the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to children aged five to 11 years old. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to make a booking for vaccination at any NSW Health vaccination clinic, at a general practitioner, or a community pharmacy.

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


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  1. I am starting to think that Dr Kerry Chant is the only professional who
    genuinely knows & cares about this country as well as its people. While
    I’m at it . . . who in Hell allows Hillsong to write their own laws.

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