Wednesday, 10 November 2021

Delta Variant Outbreak 2021: Community transmission in Northern NSW as of Monday 8 November 2021


Depiction of SARS-CoV-2 Delta Variant
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In the 24 hours up to 8pm on Monday 8 November 2021 there were 3 locally acquired COVID-19 cases in the Grafton area of Clarence Valley Local Government Area (LGA) and one case is in the Lismore LGA.  All 4 cases are linked to known cases.


By 8 November the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Northern NSW had reached 153 people, since SARS-CoV-2 Delta Variant first entered the region on 13 September 2021 and began to spread.


THE CONFIRMED LOCALLY ACQUIRED COVID-19 CASE LOCATION BREAKDOWN IN NORTHERN NSW BETWEEN 13 SEPTEMBER & 8 NOVEMBER 2021 APPEARS TO BE:


Tweed Shire - 6 cases + 1 infection contracted elsewhere in NSW


Byron Bay - 7 cases + 2 confirmed infections within the LGA not entered into NNSWLHD records as these people were no longer in the region.


Ballina - 13 cases


Kyogle - 17 cases


Richmond Valley - 25 cases


Lismore City - 35 cases


Clarence Valley - 50 cases.


Ranging wider, New South Wales recorded 222 new locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm on 8 November 2021, including 3 deaths.


There are currently 254 people infected with COVID-19 in public hospital beds, with 42 people in intensive care, 20 of whom require ventilation.


The total number of people infected since SARS-CoV-2 first entered the state in January 2020 now stands at 77,081 cases with 607 individuals dead. The overwhelming majority of those infected or dead (> 90% to date) contracted the virus since the Delta Variant Outbreak began on 16 June 2021.