There were five cases of COVID-19 reported in the Mid North Coast Local Health District to 8pm yesterday (October 10).
All are from the Kempsey local government area and all are linked to known cases.
There have been 42 cases reported in the MNCLHD since the beginning of the current NSW outbreak in June.
The North Coast Public Health Unit is currently investigating these cases and contact tracing is underway, including any potential exposure venues of public concern.
COVID-19 exposure sites are listed on the NSW government website at www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/stay-safe/case-locations/exposure-sites.
"We encourage you to regularly check the website as the list of venues of concern and relevant health advice is updated as new cases emerge and investigations continue," MNCLHD chief executive Stewart Dowrick said.
All close contacts are contacted and informed as part of normal contact tracing processes. They must get tested and isolate for 14 days, regardless of the result.
Casual contacts must immediately get tested and isolate until a negative result is received. If you receive a text from NSW Health, it is essential that you follow the health advice provided.
"Please get tested even if you have had a test in recent days. If you test result is negative, please continue to monitor for symptoms and if any symptoms appear, get tested and isolate again," Mr Dowrick said.
Anyone with even the mildest of cold-like symptoms is urged to immediately come forward for testing and isolate until a negative result is received.
There are 500 COVID-19 testing locations across NSW, many of which are open seven days a week. To find your nearest clinic visit www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/stay-safe/testing/clinics or contact your GP.
"We encourage people to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as they are able to," Mr Dowrick said.
Find available bookings at the Australian government's COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Finder (previously Eligibility Checker), or you can also call Health Direct on 1800 571 155 for assistance to book.