One more COVID case in Kempsey overnight; Mid North Coast region's vaccination rate soars

One more COVID case in Kempsey overnight; region's vaccination rate soars

There was one case of COVID-19 in the Mid North Coast Local Health District to 8pm yesterday (12 October).

The case is from the Kempsey LGA and is a close household contact of a case reported yesterday.

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The North Coast Public Health Unit is currently investigating this case and contact tracing is underway, including any potential exposure venues of public concern.

There have been 44 cases reported in the MNCLHD since the beginning of the current NSW outbreak.

COVID-19 exposure sites are listed on the NSW Government website at www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/stay-safe/case-locations/exposure-sites.

MNCLHD chief executive Stewart Dowrick encourages people 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.

"Please remain vigilant and come forward for testing for even the mildest symptoms of COVID-19. Please continue to practise COVID-safe measures at all times," he said.

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.

MNCLHD encourages people to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as they are able to.

Find available bookings at the Australian Government's COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Finder (previously Eligibility Checker) www.health.gov.au/resources/apps-and-tools/covid-19-vaccine-clinic-finder or you can also call Health Direct on 1800 571 155 for assistance to book.

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