There were 517 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in the Northern Territory in the 24 hours to 8pm on 24 January 2022. Of these, 430 were positive cases from a Rapid Antigen Test.
This takes the number of active cases in the NT to around 3,200.
New cases recorded include:
- 31 cases in Galiwin’ku
- 11 cases in Yuendumu
- 7 cases in Amoonguna
- 6 cases in Gunyangara (Ski Beach)
- 5 cases in Nhulunbuy and Yirrkala
- 1 in Wurrumiyanga
- 15 cases in Milikapiti (12 cases were already reported yesterday afternoon, bringing the total to 21)
- 26 cases at Batten Road Short Stay Accommodation in Darwin
- 1 case at Palmerston Watch House
- 1 case at Nightcliff Renal Hostel
- 1 case in Umbakumba
- 1 case in Bulla
- 1 case in Pine Creek
- 1 case in Jilkminggan
- 1 case in Beswick
- 1 case in Kalano
- 6 cases from the Contour Hotel, Katherine
- 3 cases in Mutitjulu
- 2 cases in Areyonga
- 3 cases in Papunya
- 8 cases in Ntaria
- 3 cases in Santa Teresa
- 1 case in Kintore
- 2 cases in Harts Range
- 6 cases in Docker River
- 4 cases in Mt Liebig
- 17 cases from town camps in the Central Australia Region
- 23 cases at the Alice Springs Correctional Centre
There are currently 72 patients in hospital, with 10 patients requiring oxygen. There are three patients in ICU.
1,166 COVID-19 PCR tests were processed across the NT yesterday.
Public health measures
A Territory-wide indoor mask mandate remains in place.
The Territory Vaccine Pass is in effect.
Several lockouts and lockdowns are in place across the Territory to control the spread of COVID-19.
A Lockdown is in place in Milikapiti until 27 January, in Gunyangara, Utopia Homelands and Wurrumiyanga until Saturday 29 January and in Galiwin’ku until Monday 31 January.
Lockouts are in place in Alice Springs, Amoonguna, Yuendumu and Yuelamu until Sunday 30 January.
Everyone should get tested for COVID-19 if showing symptoms. A number of NT Rapid Antigen Testing and Distribution Points have been established.
Individuals can collect RATs for free from NT distribution centres located in Darwin, Katherine, Nhulunbuy, Alice Springs and Tennant Creek.
To reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading in our communities, it is important for everyone to follow all the health directions:
- Book your COVID-19 vaccine
- Check in using The Territory Check In App every time, everywhere
- If you have symptoms, stay away from others and get tested for COVID-19
- Wash your hands with soap and water and use hand sanitiser regularly
- Do not go to work if you feel sick
- Maintain a physical distance of 1.5 metres where possible.