Eight COVID-19 cases in Kempsey and Port Macquarie LGAsNov 09, 2021
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There were eight COVID-19 cases in the Mid North Coast Local Health District reported to 8pm yesterday (8 November).
Five cases are from the Kempsey Local Government Area (LGA) and three are from Port Macquarie-Hastings LGA.
Four of the cases are household contacts of a confirmed case, three are linked to a known case or cluster and the source of the infection of one case is under investigation. All cases are isolating.
There have been 403 cases reported in the MNCLHD since the beginning of the current NSW outbreak.
COVID-19 testing rates remain high across the Mid North Coast with 1,087 tests conducted yesterday including 531 at Port Macquarie, 332 at Coffs Harbour and 153 at Kempsey. 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.
For COVID-19 updates, including case locations and information about self-isolation, visit the NSW Government website.