13 new COVID-19 cases, community urged to get testedOct 29, 2021
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The Mid North Coast Local Health District (MNCLHD) continues to urge the community to get vaccinated against COVID-19, with 13 cases reported to 8pm yesterday (28 October).
Six are from the Kempsey Local Government Area (LGA), four are from Coffs Harbour LGA and three are from the Nambucca Valley LGA.
Six of the cases are linked to a known case or cluster and the source of the infection of seven cases is under investigation. Three of the cases reported today attended a funeral at Nambucca Heads on Saturday 23 October.
The North Coast Public Health Unit is urging anyone who attended the large funeral at Lions Park, Nambucca Headland on Saturday 23 October at 11am to come forward for COVID-19 testing.
Contact tracing is underway and the North Coast Public Health Unit is working to assess whether any of those attending the funeral will be classified as close or casual contacts.
Anyone who attended the funeral is asked to isolate immediately and remain isolated until they receive a negative result or are contacted directly by NSW Health.
There have been 246 cases reported in the MNCLHD since the beginning of the current NSW outbreak.
The North Coast Public Health Unit is currently investigating the latest cases and contact tracing is underway, including any potential exposure venues of public concern.
For COVID-19 updates, including case locations and information about self-isolation, visit the NSW Government website.
COVID-19 testing rates remain high across the Mid North Coast with 1,016 tests conducted yesterday – 359 at Kempsey, 307 at Coffs Harbour and 194 at Port Macquarie.
We continue to encourage anyone with even the mildest of cold-like symptoms to come forward for testing and isolate until a negative result is received.
There are 500 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week. To find your nearest clinic visit the NSW Government website or contact your GP.
We encourage people to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as they are able to. Find available bookings at the Australian Government’s COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Finder (previously Eligibility Checker), or you can also call Health Direct on 1800 571 155 for assistance to book.