Four new covid cases in the Northern Rivers

Four new covid have been reported for the Northern NSW Local Health District.

Three cases are in the Clarence Valley LGA.

Of these, one is in the Lower Clarence area, has been in isolation and is a household contact of a previously reported case.

Two cases are in the Grafton area, one is linked to a previously reported case and the other is under investigation.

One case is in the Tweed LGA,  they acquired their infection elsewhere in NSW, and initial investigations indicate this case has not been infectious in the community.

There have now been 106 total cases reported in NNSWLHD since the Delta outbreak began in Sydney on  June 16.

Two cases are being cared for in hospital, one in Intensive Care.

All new cases are investigated, and contact tracing is continuing to identify close contacts who are most at risk of exposure. These individuals are contacted as a priority, and asked to get tested and self-isolate immediately to reduce any risk of transmission in the community.

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