New COVID-19 case confirmed in the Tweed

New South Wales Health has confirmed a new case of COVID-19 in the Tweed Shire but are playing down the risk to the community.

It was the only new case reported in northern New South Wales overnight.

New South Wales Health said in a statement that the case is linked to a known case in the ACT where the infection was acquired.


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“The case has been in isolation throughout their time in Northern NSW.

“A small number of close contacts have been contacted directly by NSW Health, but there are no identified public venues of concern associated with this case.”

New South Wales Health confirmed it is also investigating a number of potential exposure sites from a confirmed case of COVID-19 that had spent time in the Ballina area.

Residents in Grafton have also been placed on alert after fragments of the virus were detected in the city’s sewerage.

This detection is concerning given there are no known cases in the area,” Acting Chief Executive Northern NSW Local Health District Lynne Weir said.