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COVID-19 Update

As at 8pm Wednesday 1 March there were 2 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in residents of the Northern NSW Local Health District.

This brings the District’s total to 44.

By likely source of infection:

Of the NNSWLHD cases, there are currently 2 COVID-19 patients being cared for in our hospitals.

The Public Health Unit is following up close contacts of cases who are located within NNSWLHD, who are being asked to self-isolate for 14 days from last contact with the confirmed case.

They will be contacted daily to check that they are well and anyone who develops COVID-19 symptoms will be tested for the virus. If you are considered a close contact of a confirmed case, a Health officer will contact you directly.

For advice and information about COVID-19 visit www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/coronavirus.aspx

Residents of NSW can also call new the 24-hour COVID-19 hotline on 13 77 88 for advice and support on non-health related enquiries.

For health related advice, please continue to liaise with your GP, or phone HealthDirect on 1800 022 222.