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‘There are 41 COVID-19 positive patients in hospital in Northern NSW, with four of these in ICU,’ said a spokespersons for NNSWLHD. 

‘Sadly, we are reporting the death of one person. They were in their 70s and from Grafton.’

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  • Ballina 46
  • Byron 44
  • Clarence Valley 61
  • Kyogle 9
  • Lismore 35
  • Richmond Valley 28
  • Tweed 68

‘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.,’ said the spokesperson.

‘Anyone who tests positive using a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) is 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 for a booster is encouraged to book without delay through the COVID-19 vaccine clinic finder.

‘Booster doses of COVID-19 vaccine are now available for people aged 16 and over who had their second dose at least three 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.’


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    • Maybe it’s about a thing called privacy. Aggregated stats are extremely useful and also provide some anonymity but one death proves nothing and goes beyond the need to know criterion.

      • Ah, now its privacy…. or maybe a thing called “when it suits” me.

        Mmm, your vaccinations status please…. all in favour of segregation, on a need to know criteria of course.

        Consistency bolsters diligence Liz.

        • Yes I could predict this response Steve but I wondered if anyone could so badly muddle the logic. If a requirement of entry is vaccination then that’s a need to know situation – for the door person, not for the titillation of others.

          Anyone who thinks it’s their own business (which is fair enough) knows the deal and has the option to stay away.

          I found it just as ironic that those who hold vehemently that vaccination status is private medical information demand to put on public display, the vax status of a potentially readily and widely recognisable individual. Consistency indeed!

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