Community urged to be COVID-safe as case numbers riseOct 27, 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 22 cases reported to 8pm yesterday (26 October).
Eighteen are from the Kempsey Local Government Area (LGA), three are from the Coffs Harbour LGA and one is from Port Macquarie-Hastings LGA.
Twenty-one of the cases are linked to a known case or cluster and the source of the infection of one case is under investigation.
There have been 215 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.
COVID-19 exposure sites are listed on the NSW Government website. We encourage you to regularly check the website as the list of venues of concern and relevant health advice is updated as new cases emerge and investigations continue.
The Mid North Coast recorded the highest daily number of COVID-19 tests yesterday with 1,931 – 753 of which were conducted at Kempsey.
We really appreciate how the Mid North Coast community has responded to calls for testing and acknowledge how hard our testing clinic teams are working to facilitate this.
Anyone with even the mildest of cold-like symptoms is urged to immediately 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.