THERE were no new cases of COVID-19 reported to 8pm last night (Sunday) on the Mid North Coast.
The three cases identified in the region on Saturday (September 18) remain in isolation and under the care of NSW Health staff.
The Kempsey cases did not acquire the virus in Kempsey and are not related to previous local cases.
The Coffs Harbour case also acquired their infection elsewhere.
Member for Oxley Melinda Pavey said this morning that Kempsey, at this stage, will not be put back into lockdown, but investigations are continuing to ensure there has been no local transmission.
Close and casual contacts are being notified and advised by NSW Health and at this stage, no venues of concern have been identified at Kempsey or Coffs Harbour.
NSW Health does not disclose details about venues unless there is a public health reason.
NSW Health's ongoing sewage surveillance program has also detected fragments of the virus that causes COVID-19 in sewage samples taken from the South Kempsey sewage treatment plant on 16 September.
A full list of COVID-19 testing clinic locations and opening hours are listed on the NSW government website at www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/health-and-wellbeing/clinics
Mr Dowrick said when a confirmed COVID-19 case attends a venue while possibly infectious, NSW Health carries out a risk assessment on that venue to determine whether other people may have been exposed and whether there is a public health risk.
Walk-in vaccination clinics Kempsey, Coffs Harbour
A walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Kempsey Community Health offering Pfizer for people aged 16-59 is open today (Monday).
The vaccination clinic will be operating until 3.30pm. No appointment is necessary, just bring your Medicare card and photo ID.
Health NSW is also running a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic at C.ex Coffs on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday this week (September 21-23) offering Pfizer for teachers, school and pre-school staff required to be vaccinated. The walk-in clinic will operate from 9.30am to 4pm.
People who fit these above requirements in Oxley can also attend.
COVID cases in NSW continue to trend downward as the state recorded 935 new infections in the 24-hour reporting period.
There were also four deaths, Premier Gladys Berejiklian said.
In a clear warning yet about the crisis looming for NSW hospitals, Gladys Berejiklian said the system "will be overwhelmed in October".
There have been 245 COVID-19 related deaths in NSW since mid-June 2021 and a total of 301 since the pandemic began.
One of the new cases was acquired overseas, and 28 previously reported cases have been excluded following investigation.
There are 1,207 COVID-19 cases admitted to hospital, with 236 people in intensive care, 123 of whom require ventilation.
The breakdown of the 935 new cases is:
- 275 are from South Western Sydney
- 219 are from Western Sydney
- 111 are from South Eastern Sydney
- 102 are from Sydney
- 50 are from Northern Sydney
- 49 are from Nepean Blue Mountains
- 45 are from Illawarra Shoalhaven
- 24 are from Hunter New England
- 19 are from Central Coast
- 10 are from Western
- seven are from Southern NSW
- two are from Far West
- three are from Murrumbidgee
- 10 are in correctional settings
- and nine cases are yet to be assigned.
The sewage surveillance program has detected fragments of the virus in the far western NSW town of Dareton
There were 124,650 COVID-19 tests reported to 8pm last night, compared with the previous day's total of 99,782. NSW Health administered 23,156 COVID-19 vaccines in the 24 hours to 8pm last night.