COVID-19 Update: Two new cases in Northern NSW Local Health District

COVID-19 Update: Two new cases in Northern NSW Local Health District
Byron Central Hospital fever clinic has confirmed two new positive COVID-19 cases following testing of a couple aged in their 60s who presented yesterday.

The couple had recently returned from Sydney and their cases have been associated with a series of funeral gatherings and a church service attended by a woman in her 40s from the Fairfield area, in Sydney.

NSW Public Health Unit is conducting relevant interviews and contact tracing to ensure all steps are being taken to manage the risk. The couple are currently self isolating at home.

This now brings the total number of cases in Northern NSW to 58.

NNSWLHD cases by likely source of infection:

Source Total
Overseas or interstate acquired 53
Locally acquired – contact of a confirmed case or in a known cluster 4
Locally acquired- source not identified 1
Under investigation 0
Total 58

 

We encourage anyone with even the mildest of symptoms to come forward for testing to help contain community spread of COVID-19.

The symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, headache, loss of smell and taste. Even if minor symptoms develop, please seek testing and self-isolate.

Clinics are located at The Tweed Hospital, Byron Central Hospital, Lismore Base Hospital and Grafton Base Hospital, or other GP or pop up clinics in the region.

A full list of testing clinics can be found at: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/clinics.aspx


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