NT COVID-19 update23 January 2022
There were 212 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in the Northern Territory in the 24 hours to 8pm on 22 January 2022. Of these, 155 were positive cases from a Rapid Antigen Test.
This takes the number of active cases in the NT to 3938.
New cases recorded include:
- 23 cases in Galiwinku
- 3 cases in Gunbalanya
- 1 case in Ramingining
- 1 case in Millingimbi
- 3 cases in Umbakumba
- 3 cases in Millikapiti
- 3 cases at the Darwin Correctional Centre
- 16 cases at Batten Road Short Stay Accommodation in Darwin
- 2 cases in Jilkmingan
- 4 cases in Pine Creek & Kybrook Farm
- 2 cases in Utopia
- 1 case in Kintore
- 1 case in Amoonguna
- 1 case at Tennant Creek Hospital, a staff member from the COVID-19 ward
- 4 cases at the Alice Springs Correctional Centre, including one staff member
- 10 cases in Yuendumu
- 1 case in Ntaria
- 2 cases in Harts Range
- 3 cases in Docker River
- 2 cases in Mt. Liebig
- 2 cases at Hidden Valley Camp in Alice Springs
- 1 case at Little Sisters camp in Alice Springs
- 2 cases in Areyonga
- 11 cases in Papunya
There are currently 61 patients in hospital, with nine patients requiring oxygen. There are two patients in ICU.
1365 COVID-19 PCR tests were processed across the NT yesterday.
Public health measures
A Territory-wide indoor mask mandate remains in place.
Several lockouts and lockdowns are in place across the Territory to control the spread of COVID-19.
Lockdowns in Gunyangara, Utopia Homelands, and Wurrumiyanga will end on Saturday 29 January.
Lockouts in Alice Springs, Amoonguna, Yuendumu, and Yuelamu are in place and will end Sunday 30 January.
A lockdown in Galiwinku will end on Monday 31 January.
Everyone should get tested for COVID-19 if showing symptoms. A number of NT Rapid Antigen Testing and Distribution Points have been established. Individuals can collect RATs for free from NT distribution centres located in Darwin, Katherine, Nhulunbuy, Alice Springs and Tennant Creek.
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.