COVID: 587 cases in Northern Rivers, two deaths

There were 587 new covid cases reported in the Northern Rivers today.

This includes 317 positive PCR tests and 270 positive rapid antigen tests.

There have been two covid deaths in the Northern NSW Local health District.

There are 41 covid patients in hospital in Northern NSW, with five of these in ICU.

The PCR tested cases were in these LGAs:

Richmond Valley 27

Kyogle 5

Clarence Valley 35

Lismore 42

Ballina 19

Byron  36

Tweed 153

In NSW  there were 20,324 new covid cases. 6,704 positive results came from rapid antigen tests and 13,620 from positive PCR tests.

There were 34 covid deaths in NSW overnight.

Of the 34 people who died; one person was aged in their 40s, five people were aged in their 50s, five people were aged in their 60s, nine people were aged in their 70s, 10 people were aged in their 80s and four people were aged in their 90s.

Two people had received three doses of a covid vaccine, 23 people had received two doses, three people had received one dose and six people were not vaccinated.

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