There were 594 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in the Northern Territory up until 8pm on 7 January 2022.
Data includes positive cases from a Rapid Antigen Test that have been reported to NT Health.
Of the 594 COVID-19 cases reported:
- 65 cases are community transmission
- 101 cases are close contacts of known cases
- 67 cases are interstate arrivals
- 2 cases are from overseas arrivals
- 359 cases are under investigation
Three cases are from Yuendumu. All cases and identified close contacts are in isolation. Further contact tracing is underway. A NT Health team is travelling to Yuendumu today to undertake testing and provide the COVID-19 vaccine.
There are currently 17 patients in hospital, with 6 classified as acute hospital admissions including one in ICU.
More than 3030 COVID-19 tests were processed across the NT yesterday.
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 Northern Territory:
- A Territory-wide lockout until noon on Monday, 10 January 2022
- A Territory-wide indoor mask mandate
- Only residents and essential workers may enter excluded communities in the Northern Territory, and must have a negative Rapid Antigen Test on the day of entry
Everyone should get tested for COVID-19 if showing 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.
The latest public exposure sites in the NT are listed on the COVID-19 website.
It is critical all people check-in using The Territory Check In app everywhere, every time, no matter how long you are there for.
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.