COVID-19 Update: 22 May

COVID-19 Update: 22 May

In the 24 hours to 8pm Thursday 21 May, one suspect case of COVID-19 in Northern NSW Local Health District has been excluded after further investigation.

This person was located in the Ballina Local Government Area.

This is in addition to another case which was excluded in Ballina on Wednesday, 20 May.

To ensure we minimise spread of the virus, suspect cases may be managed as confirmed cases while further investigations are undertaken, which may include additional testing.

This reduces the total number of confirmed cases in the LHD to 55.

Of these 55 cases, 51 are now recovered. There are no cases being treated in hospital.

NNSWLHD cases by likely source of infection:

Source Total
Overseas or interstate acquired 52
Contact of a confirmed case or in a known cluster 2
Contact not identified 1
Under investigation 0
Total 55


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