Written by on 08/07/2021

COVID-19 Update: Two new positive cases

8 July 2021

Two cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in the Centre for National Resilience.

Both cases are workers from the Tanami mine site who have been in quarantine since Saturday, June 26 which includes during their infectious period.

Both workers came into close contact with another worker who later became positive so are classed as locally acquired cases. They travelled on the flight from the mine to Darwin together.

The workers returned a positive COVID-19 result as part of their Day 12 testing, having returned negative results on their tests undertaken upon entry and on Day 5.

There is no risk to the community because the workers have been in Howard Springs during their infectious period.

Both men are displaying mild symptoms and are under the care of NT Health at the Centre for National Resilience.

The total number of cases diagnosed in the Northern Territory is 189. There are currently 11 active cases in the Northern Territory.

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