Eight new COVID-19 cases spread across three LGAsNov 03, 2021
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There were eight cases of COVID-19 in the Mid North Coast Local Health District (MNCLHD) reported to 8pm yesterday (2 November).
Three of the cases are from the Nambucca Valley Local Government Area (LGA), three are from the Port Macquarie-Hastings LGA and two from Kempsey LGA.
Six of today’s cases are household contacts of confirmed cases, one is linked to a known case or cluster and the source of infection of one case is under investigation. Three of the cases reported today are close contacts of confirmed cases who attended a funeral at Nambucca Heads on Saturday 23 October. There have been 18 cases from MNCLHD associated with the funeral.
The North Coast Public Health Unit is urging anyone who attended the funeral to please to come forward for COVID-19 testing if they have not already done so.
An additional pop-up testing clinic has been established at EJ Biffin Playing Fields, Fred Brain Avenue, Nambucca Heads. The temporary drive-through clinic opens at 12noon today (Wednesday 3 November) and will continue to operate on weekdays from 9am to 4pm.
There have been 297 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 805 tests conducted yesterday – 262 at Coffs Harbour, 258 at Port Macquarie and 207 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.