COVID: More than 21,000 new cases in NSW, 260 in Northern Rivers
December 31, 2021
Almost doubling the number of cases reported yesterday, NSW recorded 21,151 new covid cases today.
In NSW there are 832 people in hospital, 69 people in ICU and there have been six deaths.
There were 260 new cases in the Northern Rivers.
The case numbers for LGAs:
Clarence Valley 18
Richmond Valley 5
As of December 28, according to NSW Health numbers, here’s how our region was looking for the number of total cases since the start of the covid pandemic.
Total cases: 33
Current active cases: 9
Total cases: 48
Current active cases: 17
Total cases: 209
Current active cases: 130
Total cases: 188
Current active cases; 115
Am I considered a close contact?
The rules have changed.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said;
“Except in exceptional circumstances, a close contact is a household contact or ‘household-like’ of a confirmed case only. A household contact is someone who lives with a case or has spent more than four hours with them in a house, accommodation or care facility setting.”
This change is aimed at reducing the number of people seeking a PCR test.