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July 4, 2022

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There is currently one person in ICU and 36 people in hospital in the Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) and there have been 418 reported new cases of COVID in the area to 4pm 3 May. 

Confirmed tests by LGA (PCR and RAT included):

  • Ballina 59
  • Byron 43
  • Clarence Valley 49
  • Kyogle 3
  • Lismore 66
  • Richmond Valley 46
  • Tenterfield 2
  • Tweed 150

‘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,’ said a spokesperson for NNSWLHD. 

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

‘To protect yourself and others:

  • 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.’

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