COVID: Casino is a covid island with five new cases

Susanna Freymark

Out of the six cases reported to the Northern NSW Local Health District , five of them are in Casino.

One new case is in Kyogle.

Of these six cases, three are household contacts of confirmed cases who had been self-isolating, one is linked to a public exposure location and the source of the remaining two cases is under investigation.

Investigations are continuing into any possible public venues of concern relating to these cases and other cases reported in recent days.

More information will be provided as soon as it’s available.

NSW Health does not disclose details about venues unless there is a public health reason to do so.

There have now been 38 total cases confirmed in Northern NSW since June 16 when the current Delta outbreak in Sydney began.

One case is being cared for in hospital, and is in a stable condition.

Stay-at-home orders continue for Lismore LGA, Casino, and Kyogle LGA until  October11.

The rest of Richmond Valley LGA, outside of Casino is not under stay-at-home orders making Casino like an island in its own LGA.

Map of areas under stay-at-home orders sourced from NSW Public Health.

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