Two new Covid-19 cases picked up in northern NSW

There are concerns that the lifting of the lockdown in northern New South Wales may have been a bit premature, with two new coronavirus cases picked up in the region overnight.

Northern New South Wales Health posted on Facebook on Tuesday night, saying there had been a new infection in the Byron Bay area, as well as the Kyogle area.

Contact tracing is now underway, but health officials have already determined that both cases have spent time in the community while infectious.


It could mean that the Byron Bay region goes back into lockdown once again, after just emerging from a seven-day lockdown on Wednesday morning.

Of course, if that happens, the Queensland border bubble will likely have to change again to keep that area out of the bubble.

It’s unclear if the Tweed region has been affected by either of the new infections.

New South Wales authorities are expected to provide more information later today.

For now, NSW Health is calling on anyone within the Byron Bay and Kyogle areas to come forward for testing at the first sign of any symptoms.

For information on testing clinics, click here.