A Super Saturday vaccination push was held this weekend amid four days of spiking COVID case numbers in the Mid North Coast Local Health District.
A further 23 cases were reported to 8pm yesterday (23 October).
Fifteen are from the Kempsey Local Government Area (LGA), six are from Port Macquarie-Hastings LGA and two from the Coffs Harbour LGA.
Fifteen of the cases are linked to a known case or cluster and the source of the infection of eight cases is under investigation.
There have been 130 cases reported in the MNCLHD since the beginning of the current NSW outbreak.
The North Coast Public Health Unit is currently investigating the latest cases and contact tracing is underway, including any potential exposure venues of public concern.
COVID-19 exposure sites are listed on the NSW government at www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/stay-safe/case-locations/exposure-sites. Type in your location or postcode for the latest venues of concern.
The Mid North Coast's vaccination rates continue to climb with almost 95 per cent of the region's residents having received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Anyone who has yet to be vaccinated is encouraged to do so to help to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
The Mid North Coast's COVID-19 testing rates remain high with 920 tests conducted yesterday (Saturday), 513 of which were at Kempsey.
NSW Health has requested anyone who has been unwell or if develops any symptoms such as a fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, loss of smell/taste, muscle/joint pains, diarrhoea, nausea/vomiting or extreme tiredness to be tested at one of the COVID-19 testing clinics.
If you have even the mildest of cold-like symptoms, please visit one of our COVID-19 testing clinics at Kempsey, Macksville, South West Rocks, Coffs Harbour, Woolgoolga, and Port Macquarie.
By getting tested and self-isolating until you receive a negative result, you will help to protect your loved ones and the community.
- KEMPSEY: Daisy Turner Kiosk at Kempsey Hospital, River Street entrance open 8am to 6pm; and car park at corner Sydney and Verge streets (opposite netball courts) open 8am to 4pm
- MACKSVILLE: Dudley Street open 9am to 1pm
- SOUTH WEST ROCKS: Community Health Centre, Steve Eagleton Drive, open 9am to 1pm
- COFFS HARBOUR: International Stadium, Stadium Drive, open 8am to 2pm
- WOOLGOOLGA: CWA Rooms, Beach Street, open 9am to 1.30pm
- PORT MACQUARIE: Regional Stadium, Boundary Street, open 8am to 2pm
For Kempsey residents, Kempsey District Hospital - River St entrance - 9am to 4pm, Tuesday to Friday (Pfizer)
No appointment is necessary, just bring your Medicare card and photo ID. Please remember to wear your mask and observe physical distancing at all times.
Find available bookings at the Australian Government's COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Finder (previously Eligibility Checker), or you can also call Health Direct on 1800 571 155 for assistance to book.