352 new cases
Written by TFM on 12/01/2022
There were 352 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in the Northern Territory until 8pm on 11 January 2022. Of these, 155 were positive cases from a Rapid Antigen Test.
This takes the number of active cases in the NT to approximately 2,700.
There are currently 28 patients in hospital, with 16 classified as acute hospital admissions including two in ICU. Only one patient is in ICU for treatment of COVID-19.
2,470 COVID-19 PCR tests were processed across the NT yesterday.
Yuendumu and Yuelamu.
The lockout for Yuendumu and Yuelamu remains in place until at least midday, Saturday 15 January 2022.
There are now a total of 24 cases from Yuendumu. All cases and identified close contacts are in isolation, and further contact tracing is underway. NT Health teams are working to undertake testing across the community and provide the COVID-19 vaccination. 25 residents were vaccinated in the region 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:
The Territory Vaccine Pass requires all people in the Northern Territory to show proof of their vaccination status to attend a range of businesses, venues, places and events.
A Territory-wide indoor mask mandate.
A lockout in Yuendumu and Yuelamu.
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. https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au/stay-safe/symptoms-testing
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.