Tamworth coronavirus: testing clinics ‘under tremendous pressure’ as the city registers 39 cases, according to NSW Health | The northern daily leader

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A further 39 cases of coronavirus have been diagnosed in Tamworth, in the latest double-digit expansion of the virus in the North West region. Hunter New England Health (HNEH) registered 708 COVID-19 cases in the latest update. HNEH public health doctor Dr. David Durrheim said the state’s test capacity is “under enormous pressure”. He urged people to stay away from test clinics unless they have COVID-19 symptoms, live in a household with a confirmed case or have been to a place where NSW Health has specifically informed that there has been high transmission. READ MORE: There were 17 cases in Narrabri, four in the Armidale and Liverpool plans, two in Gunnedah and one in Gwydir, Glen Innes and Tenterfield in the latest COVID-19 update on Thursday. Tamworth registered 39 new cases of the virus. The double-digit rise in infection came after Tamworth broke records on Wednesday, with 47 new cases recorded in the highest number since the start of the pandemic. Over 90 percent of Tamworth residents are double-vaccinated against the virus, according to the latest update from NSW Health. The state registered 12,226 new cases during the 24-hour period to 8 p.m. Wednesday, up from 11,201 in the previous 24-hour period. One person died with the virus. There are 8159 active cases of the virus in the district, 25 of them in hospitals and one in an intensive care unit. Dr. Durrheim advised people to take a rapid antigen test (RAT) “before going out”, especially if socializing in a group, or going somewhere, it can prove difficult to take social distance. Anyone returning a positive RAT should have a PCR COVID-19 test to confirm the result, “he said.” We encourage anyone who has not yet received their vaccination to do so and if they are eligible to to order a booster or go into vaccination centers across the district today, “said Durrheim. NSW Health advised people traveling to Queensland not to get a full PCR test to do so because their results would not come back until after January 1, when the rules change.Our journalists work hard to deliver local, up-to-date news to the community.How to continue accessing our trusted content:

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