NT COVID-19 update24 December 2021
The Northern Territory has recorded 10 new cases of COVID-19.
One case is linked to the NT outbreak, bringing the total number of cases to 132.
This new case is a known close contact from a previous case from Tennant Creek and Barrow Creek who was already in quarantine.
The remaining nine cases include one overseas arrival and the rest are from interstate.
They are not connected to the NT outbreak. They are in isolation at home, at the Centre for National Resilience, or being assessed in hospital.
There are currently 10 people with COVID-19 in hospital, including 1 in ICU.
Low risk contacts
It is important all people in the NT check the COVID-19 website to review the list of NT public exposure sites. The website will list any flights that entered the NT where passengers are considered low risk contacts.
2990 COVID-19 tests were processed across the NT yesterday.
COVID-19 testing sites are open in Tennant Creek, Katherine, Alice Springs, Nhulunbuy and Darwin and testing is available at NT Health clinics in remote communities.
To arrange a COVID-19 test please book online or contact the COVID-19 Hotline on 1800 490 484.
To reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading in our communities, it is important for everyone to follow all the health directions.
- 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.
The mask mandate that is currently in place for Alice Springs and Amoonguna will lift as planned at 5pm this evening, 24 December 2021.