Two new cases have been reported in Kyogle today. One case was reported in Casino and one in Byron Bay.
Kyogle is in its first day of lockdown and businesses are having to adapt.
Daves Bakehouse wrote on their Facebook page that they would be trading as normal today but have made the decision to have the weekend off and close the bakery until Tuesday, October 5.
“Please be kind to all those around you, these are very challenging times,”
they wrote on their page.
Staff at Kyogle News thanked the Kyogle community on their Facebook page.
As one of the exposure sites in Kyogle, their staff have been tested and have so far received negative results as they are wait for further test results.
“We have not been asked by NSW Health officials to close for the time being, but if this changes, we shall follow all instructions and advice of NSW Health officials,” they wrote.
Southern Cross University has temporarily closed its Lismore campus after a staff member who had contact with a Kyogle covid case tested positive for the virus.
The state saw its highest covid death rate with 15 people dying from covid.
Across the state 864 new locally acquired covid cases were reported in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. Five of those are from the Northern Rivers.
There have been 408 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
Covid fragments were detected in sewage in Ballina.
There is a drive through testing clinic at the Kyogle Visitor Information Centre which is open 9am-3pm every weekday.
Currently the testing site is not open on weekends.