Two new cases in Northern NSW as Byron Bay comes out of lockdown

A brand new COVID-19 an infection has been confirmed in Byron Bay because the northern New South Wales area and neighbouring Tweed Shire come out of lockdown.

The Northern NSW Native Well being District on Tuesday evening confirmed two new instances, one in Byron and the opposite about 60km west in Kyogle.

Well being authorities are nonetheless investigating how each individuals grew to become contaminated and say they had been each infectious whereas locally.

Byron Bay is coming again out of lockdown. ( Photograph: Natalie Grono/SMH) (9)

Contact tracers are working to uncover any potential exposures.

“We are urging people right across our District to come forward for testing at the first sign of any COVID-19 symptoms,” Northern NSW Native Well being District posted to Fb, promising to supply extra info as quickly as potential.

Earlier on Tuesday, NSW Deputy Chief Well being Officer Dr Marianne Gale flagged the lockdown of the brand new areas.

“In all of those areas, we have had an increase in local cases and people who have been infectious in the community, so we are currently looking carefully at those situations and we’ll be providing recommendations,” she stated.

Kempsey’s stay-at-home order was lifted on schedule at midnight — although it could be re-imposed as new details about well being dangers are reported.