One new cases recorded in the NT25 November 2021
The Northern Territory has recorded one new case of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases from the NT outbreak to 52.
A teenager from Binjari has tested positive. He was a known close contact of a previously recorded case and has been in quarantine at the Centre for National Resilience (CNR).
Extensive contact tracing remains underway, with 506 close contacts now identified to date for cluster two.
Of these, 482 close contacts have been contacted and are isolating, and 453 have returned a negative entry test.
Wastewater results for the period for November 23–24 for the Bicentennial Road catchment site in Katherine remain positive, which was expected given the recent recorded cases of COVID-19 in these areas.
Follow up testing from the Berrimah catchment site in Greater Darwin was negative and no other unexpected results were detected in wastewater across the NT.
Lockdown for Rockhole
Rockhole began transitioning from a hard lockdown to a lockdown at midday today, following negative wastewater and COVID-19 test results.
This means that residents must stay at home for the lockdown period and are only permitted to leave for the following five reasons:
- Medical treatment, including COVID testing or vaccination
- For essential goods and services, like groceries and medications. For Robinson River residents, only one household member should visit the store, once per day.
- For work that is considered essential
- For one hour of outdoor exercise a day within 5 km from your home with one other person or people from your house
- To provide care and support to a family member or person who cannot support themselves. In case of an emergency.
Masks must be worn if outside of the home.
The Binjari community remains in a hard lockdown and the Municipality of Katherine (including Tindal) remains in lockdown. A mask mandate remains in place for the Roper Gulf and Victoria-Daly Local Government Areas (LGAs) until 6pm on Saturday 4 December.
More than 3,000 COVID-19 tests were processed across the NT yesterday.
The Katherine Hospital Pandemic Clinic (Drive-Through Testing Site) is open daily from 9am until 6pm.
The Katherine walk-in COVID-19 testing clinic is open daily from 9am until 6:00pm.
COVID-19 testing sites are also open in Greater Darwin, Alice Springs, Tennant Creek and Nhulunbuy. Testing is also available at NT Health clinics in remote communities.
To arrange a COVID-19 test please book online at https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au/stay-safe/symptoms-testing or contact the COVID-19 Hotline on 1800 490 484.
Two venues have been upgraded to close contact public exposure sites. These are the Katherine Shell Coles Express on 23 November from 4:50pm–5:05pm and Salvos Katherine on 13 November from 10:30am–10:50am.
Anyone who was at one of these sites during the exposure window is a close contact and must immediately self-quarantine and call the COVID-19 Hotline on 1800 490 494 so COVID-19 testing can be arranged.
It is important all people in the NT check the COVID-19 website regularly to review the list of NT public exposure sites.
To reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading in our communities, it is important for everyone to follow all health directions and vaccinations for all those eligible.
- Book your COVID-19 vaccine
- Check in using The Territory Check In App every time, everywhere
- If you have symptoms, stay away from others and get tested for COVID-19
- Wash your hands with soap and water and use hand sanitiser regularly
- Do not go to work if you feel sick
- Maintain a physical distance of 1.5 metres where possible.