The Northern Territory (NT) is today reporting 2 deaths of people with COVID-19.
A female in her 60s who had underlying health issues passed away while in the ICU at Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH) on 9 February.
A female in her 60s who had underlying health issues passed away at RDH on 8 February.
There have now been 7 COVID-19 related deaths recorded in the NT since the start of the pandemic.
There were 1,161 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in the NT in the 24 hours to 8pm on 9 February 2022. Of these, 1,021 were positive cases from a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT).
Following the submission of further RAT results, the case number for the 24-hour reporting period to 8pm on 8 February 2022 has been amended to 1,165.
There were 659 cases recorded in the Top End region, 265 in Central Australia, 74 in the East Arnhem region, 59 in the Big Rivers region, 29 in the Barkly region and 75 are under investigation.
There are currently 168 patients in hospital, with 30 patients requiring oxygen. There are 3 patients in ICU.
The number of active cases in the NT is about 7,411.
Public health measures
To slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community and reduce the rate of transmission, the following public health measures are in place across the NT:
- a Territory-wide indoor mask mandate
- it is highly recommended that all people aged 12 years and over wear a mask outdoors when physical distancing cannot be applied
- the Territory Vaccine Pass