The Mid North Coast Local Health District (MNCLHD) continues to urge the community to get vaccinated against COVID-19, with 22 cases reported to 8pm yesterday (October 26).
Eighteen are from the Kempsey Local Government Area (LGA), three are from the Coffs Harbour LGA and one is from Port Macquarie-Hastings LGA.
Twenty-one of the cases are linked to a known case or cluster and the source of the infection of one case is under investigation.
There have been 158 news cases detected in the health district between Port Macquarie, Kempsey and Coffs Harbour in the last week.
Seven schools have been temporarily closed for deep cleaning.
There have been 215 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 website at www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/stay-safe/case-locations/exposure-sites.
The Mid North Coast recorded the highest daily number of COVID-19 tests yesterday (October 26) with 1,931 - 753 of which were conducted at Kempsey.
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
There are 500 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week. To find your nearest clinic visit www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/stay-safe/testing/clinics or contact your GP.
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.