COVID UPDATE: 409 cases in Northern Rivers

There were 409 new covid cases reported in the Northern Rivers today.

These cases were from PCR testing and rapid antigen test results are not included.

The new cases were located in these LGAs:

Kyogle 6

Richmond Valley 17

Lismore 43

Ballina 43

Clarence Valley 36

Tweed Heads 230

Byron 34

There are 50 covid patients in hospital in Northern NSW with six of these in ICU.

Northern NSW Local Health District said one person aged in their 60s from the Tweed Heads area died from covid.

In NSW there were 29,504 positive covid tests with 11,858 from RATs and 17,646 from PCR testing.

Of the 11,858 positive RAT results, 10,187 of these positive tests were from the previous seven days.

Across the state there are 2,776 hospitalisations with 203 people in ICU.

17 people died overnight.

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