NT Covid update 29 January

NT Government

There were 828 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in the Northern Territory in the 24 hours to 8pm on 28 January 2022. Of these, 648 were positive cases from a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT).

Following the submission of further RAT results, we have also amended the case number for the 24 hour reporting period to 8pm on January 27 to 1,006.

The number of active cases in the NT is about 4,650.

Communities under lockdown or lockout restrictions

24 cases in Milikapiti30 cases in Galiwin’ku6 cases in Gunyangara2 cases in Wurrumiyanga5 cases in Amoonguna2 cases in Yuendumu8 cases in Ampilatwatja

Top End

6 cases in Palumpa1 case in Wadeye3 cases in Jabiru5 cases in Gunbalanya1 case in Melville Island11 cases in Bagot Community14 cases at Batten Road Short Stay Accommodation in Darwin3 cases at Darwin Corrections Facility1 case in Warruwi1 case in Juninga

East Arnhem

3 cases in Nhulunbuy22 cases in Milingimbi3 cases in Umbakumba2 cases in Angurugu1 case in Raminginging

Big Rivers

1 case in Ngukurr2 cases in Minyallaluk8 cases in Jilkmingan10 cases in Lajamanu11 cases in Pine Creek24 cases in Kybrook6 cases in Bulla16 cases in town camps around Katherine16 cases in Barunga6 cases in Beswick14 case in Binjari1 case in Minyerri

Central Australia

1 case in Utopia2 cases in Laramba5 cases in Mutitjulu1 case in Kintore2 cases in Areyonga1 case in Papunya10 cases in Ntaria4 cases in Santa Teresa2 cases in Imanpa1 case in Docker River2 cases in Mt Liebig 2 cases in Ti Tree13 cases in town camps around Alice Springs154 cases at Alice Springs Correctional Centre5 cases at Alternative to Custody Facility

There are currently 111 patients in hospital, with 10 patients requiring oxygen. There are five patients in ICU.

1,464 COVID-19 PCR tests were processed across the NT yesterday.

Public health measures

Outdoor mask mandate

From 6pm tonight, a Territory-wide outdoor mask wearing mandate will be introduced for seven days. All people must wear a mask while outdoors where they cannot maintain a distance of 1.5 metres from others.

Masks are not required to be worn while exercising and children under the age of 12 do not need to wear a mask.

The Territory-wide indoor mask mandate remains in place.

Lockdown to lift for Gunyangara (Ski Beach), Utopia Homelands and Wurrumiyanga

The lockdown has now lifted for Gunyangara, Utopia Homelands and Wurrumiyanga. There are now no restrictions for these areas regarding movement for people who are vaccinated or unvaccinated.

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

The Territory Vaccine PassInterstate arrivals to the NT are required to following a Rapid Antigen Testing regime A lockdown is in place for Ampilatwatja and Milikapiti until Sunday 30 January, and in Galiwin’ku until Monday 31 JanuaryA lockout is in place in Alice Springs, Amoonguna, Yuendumu and Yuelamu until Sunday 30 January.

Territory Check In app update

The Territory Check In app has been updated to provide COVID-19 case alerts.

A notification will appear on the app if you have been at a location at the same time as a person who recently tested positive for COVID-19.

Your check in history will show the time and location of where you may have been in contact with a COVID-19 positive person.

If you receive a notification, you are required to monitor for symptoms and only get tested if you are unwell. A notification does not mean you are a close contact.

Make sure you download the latest version of the app.

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:

Book your COVID-19 vaccine hereCheck in using The Territory Check In App every time, everywhereIf you have symptoms, stay away from others and get tested for COVID-19Wash your hands with soap and water and use hand sanitiser regularlyDo not go to work if you feel sickMaintain a physical distance of 1.5 metres where possible.

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