COVID: 215 new cases from Northern Rivers, NSW records 6,288 cases

NSW reported 6,288 new covid cases today.

215 of those are from the Northern Rivers.

 Eight of these cases are being treated in hospital, with one of them in the ICU.

The LGA locations are:

Byron130
Ballina21
Lismore16
Tweed18
Clarence Valley 28
Kyogle 0
Richmond Valley2

Masks are now compulsory in all indoor non-residential settings, including for hospitality staff and in offices, unless eating or drinking.

NSW Health advised people to get tested and stay home if they have the mildest of symptoms. Do not visit family, friends or go to social events if you are unwell. Wash and sanitise hands regularly.

If you do not have symptoms, consider using a rapid antigen test before going out.

Around a quarter of people exposed to covid may still develop their infection after seven days. For the next seven days, close contacts should exercise caution and not enter a high-risk setting, should avoid large indoor gatherings and use a rapid antigen test if coming into contact with vulnerable people.

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