COVID: 48 new cases in the Northern Rivers, 3763 in NSW

NSW recorded 3,763 new covid cases today.

48 are from the Northern Rivers.

27 of the cases are from the Byron area, six from Ballina, eight from Lismore, six from Tweed, one in Clarence Valley and no cases were reported for Kyogle and Richmond Valley LGAs.

Most importantly in covid case reporting is the number of people admitted to hospital. In NSW there are 302 covid cases in hospital with 40 people in intensive care and 12 require ventilation.

All covid cases are contacted by text message to inform them of their positive diagnosis. Cases are asked to alert their household contacts and people who they stayed with for four hours or more to get a PCR test and isolate for seven days, regardless of the result.

People with covid are reminded not to get re-tested after a positive diagnosis unless advised by a clinical team.

People diagnosed with covid who are assessed as low risk will receive an automatic text message advising them that they can cease isolation on day 10 as long as they have had no symptoms for the past 72 hours.

Patients who still have symptoms are advised in the text message to contact their GP for advice.

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