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Northern NSW Local Health District reports that to 4pm yesterday, 31 March, there were 577 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in the District, including 70 positive PCR tests and 507 positive rapid antigen tests (RAT)**.

Confirmed tests by LGA (PCR and RAT included):
o Ballina 77
o Byron 82
o Clarence Valley 95
o Kyogle 11
o Lismore 96
o Richmond Valley 42
o Tenterfield 1
o Tweed 173

There are 24 COVID-19 positive patients in hospital in Northern NSW, with two of these in ICU.

Everyone is urged to take simple precautions to protect each other, such as:
• use a mask in indoor settings where you cannot maintain a safe physical distance from others, and
• get your booster vaccine
• get a test and isolate immediately if you have any COVID symptoms,
• clean your hands regularly.

If you have even mild symptoms or have had known contact with a COVID-19 case, to please get tested as soon as you can.

COVID-19 testing clinics are open seven days a week at Lismore Base Hospital, Byron Central Hospital, North Street Grafton and The Tweed Hospital.

If you are unable to attend a testing clinic, please take a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) and isolate while awaiting your result.

If you test positive using a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT), please register your result with Service NSW.

** 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.

Case data and other COVID-19 information is available on the NSW Government website.


Recent stories, information and updates regarding COVID-19

COVID-19 update for the NNSWLHD – May 23

The Northern NSW Local Health District reports that to 4pm yesterday, Sunday May 22, there were 40 COVID-19 positive patients in hospital in Northern NSW, with one of these in ICU.

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AEC says COVID voters can phone from home

The AEC says that voters who have recently tested positive for COVID-19 will be able to phone in their vote in the federal election.

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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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