There were 778 new covid cases reported in the Northern Rivers today which is a drop from yesterday’s tally of 1073. The positive results from rapid antigen tests are not included in today’s case numbers.
There are 49 covid patients in hospital in Northern NSW with six of these in ICU.
The cases were recorded in these LGAs:
Richmond Valley 36
Clarence Valley 88
Byron Shire 208
Tweed Heads 234
(Tenterfield is in a different Local Health District but postcodes put cases in NNSWLHD)
NSW reported 20,293 new covid cases.
18 deaths were reported — six women, 11 men and a child aged under five.
2030 covid patients are in NSW hospitals with 159 in ICU.