Tweed on high alert after three new COVID-19 cases detected

The number of new COVID-19 cases in northern NSW is continuing to rise, with another 12 local infections detected yesterday.

Eight new cases were picked up in the reporting period to 8pm, including six in Lismore, one in Kyogle and one in Casino.

It’s understood all cases are linked to the Kyogle cluster.


However, the Northern NSW Local Health District confirmed in a statement overnight that a further four cases were confirmed after the reporting cut-off period.

Three were picked up in the Tweed area, with one in Kyogle.

“These four cases will be included in NSW Health’s official reporting tomorrow,” the statement said.

As a result, a public health alert has been issued for a number of new venues of concern in northern NSW.

They include two in the Tweed area, including the Woolworths supermarket in Tweed Heads and Aldi in Tweed Heads South.

“Anyone who attended these venues at the times listed are considered a casual contact and must get tested and isolate until they get a negative result,” the statement said.

The full list of northern NSW exposure sites, including dates and times, can be found here.