Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Third COVID-19 case reported in the Northern NSW Local Health District

 Northern NSW Local Health District, 18 March 2020:

A third confirmed case of COVID-19 has been recorded in the Northern NSW Local Health District.
This case is among the 267 total cases recorded for NSW as at 11am 18 March.
As with the other two cases recorded within the LHD, this case was acquired overseas, and is not the result of local community transmission.
The individual is self-isolating, and the North Coast Public Health Unit has already followed up close contacts of the case.
No further details relating to the individual’s location will be made public at this time. There are no locations that pose an ongoing risk to members of the public.
We can also confirm that all close contacts of the previous two recorded cases in NNSWLHD have been identified, contacted and followed up by Public Health officers.
NSW Health COVID-19 / Flu assessment clinics are up and running across the state however, we stress these clinics are for those most at risk with respiratory symptoms or fever, those returning from overseas or in contact with a COVID-19 case, or people like our health workers. People without symptoms do not need to be tested.
For more statewide statistics and flight details of confirmed cases, please refer to NSW Health –


On the morning of 19 March 2020 it was reporteded that a fourth person in the Northern NSW Local Health District has tested positive for COVID-19.

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