NT Covid update 28 January

NT Government

There were 940 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in the Northern Territory in the 24 hours to 8pm on 27 January 2022. Of these, 774 were positive cases from a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT).

Following the submission of further RAT results, case numbers for the 24 hour reporting period to 8pm on January 27 have been amended to 747.

The number of active cases in the NT is about 4,200.

New cases recorded include:

Communities under lockdown or lockout restrictions

7 cases in Milikapiti30 cases in Galiwin’ku6 cases in Gunyangara8 cases in Wurrumiyanga9 cases in Amoonguna6 cases in Yuendumu

New outbreaks

11 cases in Palumpa1 case in Wadeye

On-going outbreaks

East Arnhem

11 cases in Wallaby Beach

Big Rivers

1 case in Jilkmingan3 cases in Lajamanu1 case in Pine Creek13 cases in Kybrook1 case in Bulla4 cases in town camps around Katherine1 cases in Barunga3 cases in Beswick1 case in Binjari1 case in Ngukurr1 case in Kalkarindji1 case in Borroloola

Top End

2 cases in Bagot Community18 cases at Garaworra Transitional Housing in Darwin

Central Australia

3 cases in Utopia9 cases in Laramba1 case in Mutitjulu2 cases in Areyonga3 cases in Papunya13 cases in Ntaria10 cases in Santa Teresa3 cases in Kintore2 cases in Imanpa1 new case in Nyirripi6 cases in Docker River2 cases in Ampilatwatja42 cases at Alice Springs Correctional Centre

There are currently 105 patients in hospital, with 14 patients requiring oxygen. There are three patients in ICU.

1,623 COVID-19 PCR tests were processed across the NT yesterday.

Ampilatwatja enters 48 hour lockdown

Ampilatwatja will enter a lockdown from 2pm today for at least the next 48 hours. This is to undertake testing and to help manage the spread of COVID-19 in the community.

Ampilatwatja has a low vaccination rate and at least two cases of COVID-19 have been recorded, with exact numbers to be confirmed.

During a lockdown, residents must stay at home and are only permitted to leave for the following four reasons:

Medical treatment, including COVID testing and vaccinationFor essential goods and services, like groceries, medications or power tokens. Only one household member should visit the store, once per dayFor one hour of outdoor exercise a day within 5 km from your home with one other person or people from your houseTo provide care and support to a family member or person who cannot support themselves, or in the case of an emergency.

Essential workers who are fully vaccinated can continue to go to work.

Anyone who has been in Ampilatwatja in the last seven days and left the area must undertake a Rapid Antigen Test in the next 24 hours, unless they have already returned a negative test since leaving the community.

Public health measures

To slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community and reduce the rate of transmission the following public health measures are in place across the NT:

A Territory-wide indoor mask mandateThe Territory Vaccine PassInterstate arrivals to the NT are required to following a Rapid Antigen Testing regime A lockdown is in place in Gunyangara, Utopia Homelands and Wurrumiyanga until Saturday 29 January, in Milikapiti until Sunday 30 January and in Galiwin’ku until Monday 31 January.A lockout is in place in Alice Springs, Amoonguna, Yuendumu and Yuelamu until Sunday 30 January.

COVID-19 testing

Everyone should get tested for COVID-19 if showing symptoms. A number of NT Rapid Antigen Testing and Distribution Points here 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:

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