One case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in the last 24 hours in the Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD). This brings the total cases to 56, as at 8pm Wednesday, 15 July.
The new case is a person who travelled to Northern NSW from Melbourne, arriving at Ballina airport on Sunday, 12 July on Jetstar flight JQ466.
This person was screened on arrival at Ballina airport. Since arriving in Northern NSW, this person has been in mandatory 14-day self-isolation.
Any potential close contacts are being followed up.
Of the 56 cases in Northern NSW Local Health District, 53 have recovered. There are no cases being treated in hospital.
NNSWLHD cases by likely source of infection:
Overseas or interstate acquired – 52
Locally acquired –contact of a confirmed case or in a known cluster – 2
Locally acquired – source not identified – 1
Under investigation – 1
NNSWLHD is encouraging anyone with symptoms, however mild, to self-isolate and get tested. Anyone with symptoms is also advised to refrain from visiting aged care facilities and hospitals. Everyone is also reminded to maintain physical distancing and hand hygiene.
Anyone who is unable to practise physical distancing should wear a mask.
More than 4,900 people have been tested during the last fortnight in NNSWLHD.
Testing is free and available to everyone in the region, including visitors. The site locations are/can be found at: https://nnswlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/about/covid-19-clinic-information/