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Confirmed tests by LGA (PCR and RAT included):

  • Ballina 146
  • Byron 136
  • Clarence Valley 91
  • Kyogle 14
  • Lismore 117
  • Richmond Valley 64
  • Tenterfield* 2
  • Tweed 184

There are 47 COVID-19 positive patients in hospital in Northern NSW, with one of these in ICU.

Today in the region, the Northern NSW Local Health District reported the death of one person aged in their 70s from the Byron shire. 

It is possible that case numbers may increase further as a result of family gatherings, incoming visitors and social events over the long weekend and holiday period.

Everyone is urged to take precautions to protect each other:

  • don’t go out if you’re unwell
  • take your mask with you so you can wear it if you’re somewhere you can’t socially distance, especially indoors, and
  • use hand sanitiser or wash your hands regularly.

If you have even mild symptoms or have had known contact with a COVID-19 case, please get tested as soon as you can. Please isolate while awaiting a negative result.

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

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

*Tenterfield is in a different Local Health District, but postcodes put cases in NNSWLHD.

** 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.


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3 COMMENTS

  1. The misleading terminology, “cases”, continues…

    It should read “people who tested positive”…

    Historically, until COVID , the term “Cases” referred to people who were ill !

  2. Actually the misleading part , through no fault of the writer of the article ,is that those numbers only reflect the people who chose to report their positive tests. The actual number would be far higher if everyone who got a positive result actually reported it . The pedantry employed by rossco to minimise the situation is tedious . His lack of empathy is not uncommon in these parts now.

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