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One death and 1,219 new COVID-19 cases in Northern Rivers

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Entertainment in the Byron Shire for the week beginning 18 May, 2022

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Election 2022

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Implement reforms

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Temporary accommodation sites for flood-affected communities

The New South Wales Government has this just announced nine temporary accommodation sites across the Northern Rivers region to house flood-affected residents, with more to come.

In the 24 hours to 8pm 25 January there was one death and 1,219 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWHD).

Tweed Shire remains at the top of the list with new infections followed by Clarence VAlley local government area (LGA), Lismore LGA and then Byron LGA. 

Confirmed PCR tests by LGAs are:

  • Ballina 63
  • Byron 128
  • Clarence Valley 152
  • Kyogle 8
  • Lismore 141
  • Richmond Valley 38
  • Tenterfield 0
  • Tweed 348

Hospitalisations

There are currently 40 people in hospital in the NNSWHD with five in ICU and one person has died. 

‘Sadly, today Northern NSW are reporting the death of one person aged in their 50s from COVID-19. They were from the Byron area,’ said a spokesperson for the NNSWHD. 

‘We express our sincere condolences to their loved ones.’

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.


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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It’s National Volunteer Week

Volunteering Australia says volleys are the backbone of the country in times of crisis and emergency.

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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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