14 COVID-19 cases reported for Mid North CoastNov 01, 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 14 cases reported to 8pm yesterday (31 October).
Seven are from the Nambucca Valley Local Government Area (LGA), five are from Kempsey LGA and two are from the Port Macquarie-Hastings LGA.
Six of today’s cases are linked to a known case or cluster, five are household contacts of confirmed cases and the source of the infection of two cases is under investigation. Five 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 please to come forward for COVID-19 testing if they have not already done so.
There have been 286 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.
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 898 tests conducted yesterday – 256 at Kempsey, 250 at Coffs Harbour and 243 at Port Macquarie.
We 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.
NSW Health state-run clinics are now offering a booster dose, using the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, to individuals aged 18 and over.
This booster shot will help people maintain a high level of protection against the COVID-19 virus, including the Delta variant.
People aged 18 years and older may receive a booster at least six months after receiving their second dose of any of the COVID-19 vaccines registered for use in Australia.