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Eight COVID-19 detections in the Clarence Valley

Eight cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the Clarence Valley Local Government Area (LGA).

While the Northern NSW Local Health District (NNSWLHD) has not yet specifically revealed where positive COVID-19 detections have been made in the Clarence Valley, the Data.NSW website narrows detections down to postcodes.

The first detection, on March 19, was attributed to the 2460 postcode; the most recent detection, on March 29, was attributed to the 2464 postcode.

There has been a total of three detections in 2460; one in 2463, two in 2464 and two in 2465.

COVID-19 has not been detected in postcodes 2462 and 2466.

Forty-seven cases have been confirmed across the NNSWLHD from 2,654 tests, which equates to 1.77 per cent testing positive; there were 15.14 cases per 100,000 people who live in the NNSWLHD.

However, the testing rate, 855.13 per 100,000 residents, is the fourth lowest among the state’s 15 local health districts.

The NNSWLHD provides public healthcare to over 300,000 residents across the district – extending from Tweed Heads in the north to Tabulam and Urbenville in the west and to Nymboida and Grafton in the south – through 12 hospitals and multi-purpose services, 21 community health centres and other facilities.

Quoted statistics were correct as of 8pm Sunday April 5; the figures had not been updated at the time of writing – 2.30pm Monday April 6.