Two new covid cases were reported for the Northern Rivers today.
One case is located in the Casino area and is linked to an existing case.
The other case is located in the Ballina LGA and is a household contact of an existing case.
Northern NSW Local Health District confirmed the case reported in Byron Bay yesterday from the Aquarius Backpackers.
NSWLHD is working closely with the business to provide health and operational support.
It has been reported that the lockdown was because of an unvaccinated staff member who lives at the hostel.
Contact tracing has begun and 81 guests and on-site staff are close contacts and required to isolate.
COVID UPDATE: Two new cases, all areas 80% plus in vaccinations