COVID UPDATE: 30 new cases in the Northern Rivers, one in Richmond Valley

30 new covid cases were reported for the Northern Rivers today.

18 cases were in the Byron area, four in the Lismore LGA, six in the Ballina LGA, one in the Tweed LGA and one in the Richmond Valley LGA.

21 of the 30 cases are linked to an existing case or cluster.

Three cases in the Ballina LGA, one case in the Tweed LGA, three cases in Byron LGA, one case in Lismore LGA and one case in the Richmond Valley LGA remain under investigation.

To date no cases in the Northern NSW Local Health District have been identified as the Omicron variant.

NNSWLHD is seeing an increase in cases in the Byron Bay region, and the majority of them are associated with venues including pubs, clubs and party settings.

The transmission in these types of settings is contributing to the increase in cases in NSW and the health district reiterated how important it was for people not to attend social functions if they have any symptoms, even if mild. Where possible, social gatherings should be held in outdoor environments.

COVID UPDATE: 35 new cases in the Northern Rivers
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