Concerns for northern NSW after Covid-infected person visited region

There are fears the coronavirus is creeping further north in New South Wales, with an area in the Richmond Valley now exposed.

NSW authorities are now rapidly contact-tracing after a person visited Casino just days before testing positive to Covid-19.

“This person is not a resident of Northern NSW Local Health District and is no longer in the area,” a statement from NSW Health read this morning.


They have been able to confirm that the person was infectious in the Casino community on Saturday, August 21.

However, authorities are yet to publish any exposure sites in relation to the case.

It’s the furthest north that an infection has been since the infected Sydney man who travelled to Byron in early August.

“As a precautionary measure, a mobile testing clinic is being set up at Muli Muli Aboriginal community on Wednesday 1 September,” the advice reads.

“People in this community are urged to come forward for testing if they have symptoms of COVID-19 or are concerned they may have come into contact with the case.

“Anyone with even mild symptoms of COVID-19 is urged to get tested and self-isolate until a negative test result is received.

“We appreciate that any news of COVID-19 in the community does cause concern, and we will communicate any further information as soon as possible.”

Other testing clinics around Casino include:

Casino Respiratory Clinic, 107 Barker Street, Casino. Open Monday-Friday. Appointments required.
Casino Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology, 166 Canterbury Street, RSM Centre, Casino. Open Monday – Friday. Appointments not required.
Casino 4Cyte Pathology Drive Through clinic. Queen Elizabeth Park, Casino. Open Monday – Friday. Appointments not required.