NT Covid update 2 January

The Northern Territory has recorded 95 new cases of COVID-19.

  • 14 cases are community transmission
  • 42 cases are interstate or international arrivals
  • 11 cases are close contacts of previous cases
  • 28 cases require further investigation to identify the source.

Of the 21 cases still under investigation at the time of yesterday’s statement 5 were associated with community transmission.

There are cases reported in the last 24 hours in the greater Darwin area, Alice Springs, Katherine, Nhulunbuy and Jabiru.

  • Three cases in Jabiru are connected to cases in Darwin and are in isolation prior to returning to Darwin.
  • Six new cases in Nhulunbuy are close contacts of cases reported yesterday and four cases are people who have returned from interstate.
  • Two cases in Alice Springs are interstate travellers, as were the cases reported yesterday.
  • There is a single new case in Katherine, who is a known household contact.
  • All other cases are thought to be in the greater Darwin area.

New public exposure sites in the NT have been identified and are now available on the NT COVID-19 website.

There are currently 26 people with COVID-19 in hospital, but only three are classified as acute hospital admissions. There are 15 patients in Alice Springs Hospital, eight patients in Tennant Creek Hospital and three patients in Royal Darwin Hospital. No COVID-19 patients are in ICU.

1,968 COVID-19 tests were processed across the NT yesterday.

It is important all Territorians and visitors get tested for COVID-19 if showing any symptoms such as a cough, fever, shortness of breath, muscle aches, change in taste or smell and a sore throat.

COVID-19 testing sites are open in Nhulunbuy, Katherine, Darwin, Tennant Creek and Alice Springs. Testing is also available at NT Health clinics in remote communities.

To arrange a COVID-19 test please book online or contact the COVID-19 Hotline on 1800 490 484.

An indoor mask wearing mandate is in place in the Northern Territory. Everyone must wear a mask while inside any premises, vehicle or vessel where they cannot maintain a distance of 1.5 metres from other people. This includes pubs, clubs, restaurants, shopping centres, hairdressers, workplaces, public transport, taxi cabs, ride share and indoor boat cruises.

To reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading in our communities, it is important for everyone to follow all the health directions.

  • Book your COVID-19 vaccine
  • Check in using The Territory Check In App every time, everywhere
  • If you have symptoms, stay away from others and get tested for COVID-19
  • Wash your hands with soap and water and use hand sanitiser regularly
  • Do not go to work if you feel sick
  • Maintain a physical distance of 1.5 metres where possible.

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