COVID: 28 new cases in the Northern Rivers

ABOVE: The drive through covid testing centre at Byron Bay had a long queue of cars waiting. Photo: Susanna Freymark

There were 28 covid cases reporte in the Northern Rivers today.

Of the cases, 15 were in the Byron LGA, five in the Ballina area, six in the Tweed LGA and two in the Lismore LGA.

Seventeen of the 28 cases are linked to an existing case or cluster and 11 remain under investigation.

No cases were reported for Kyogle, Clarence or Richmond Valley LGAs.

No cases in the Northern NSW Local Health have been identified as the Omicron variant so far.

Five cases have now been linked with the Woody’s Night Club in Byron Bay, while a total of 46 cases have been linked with the Coorabell Hall event on December 4.

Two covid-positive patients are being cared for in hospital with about 120 cases being cared for in the community by the Virtual Covid Care team.

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