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NT COVID-19 update

26 January 2022

There were 492 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in the Northern Territory in the 24 hours to 8pm on 25 January 2022. Of these, 310 were positive cases from a Rapid Antigen Test.

This takes the number of active cases in the NT to around 3200.

New cases recorded include:

Communities under lockdown or lockout restrictions

·         7 cases in Milikapiti

·         28 cases in Galiwin’ku

·         5 cases in Gunyangara

·         5 cases in Wurrumiyanga

·         1 case in Utopia

·         9 cases in Yuendumu

East Arnhem

·         7 cases in Nhulunbbuy

·         1 case in Wallaby Beach

·         4 cases in Yirrkala

·         5 cases in Umbakumba

·         2 cases in Alyangula

·         2 cases in Milingimbi

Big Rivers

·         1 case in Beswick

·         3 cases in Binjari

·         1 case in Jilkminggan

·         4 cases in Kalano

·         23 cases across town camps around Katherine

·         3 cases in Kybrook

·         1 case in Manyallaluk

·         1 case in Pine Creek

·         2 cases in Rockhole

Top End

·         5 cases at Garaworra Transitional Housing in Darwin

·         1 case at Daisy Yarmirr Hostel in Darwin

·         1 case at Christan Outreach Centre in Darwin

·         1 case at Darwin Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Shelter

·         2 cases at Barbara James House in Darwin

·         1 case at the Salvation Army Red Shield Hostel in Darwin

·         2 cases in Jabiru

·         1 case in Maningrida

·         1 case in Gunbalanya

Central Australia

·         1 case at Alternative to Custody Facility

·         16 cases in Ntaria

·         9 cases at Alice Springs Correctional Centre

·         9 cases in Mt Liebig

·         19 cases in Papunya

·         4 cases in Laramba

·         2 cases in Mutitjulu

·         5 cases in town camps around Alice Springs

·         1 case in Santa Teresa

·         5 cases in Kintore

There are currently 84 patients in hospital, with ten patients requiring oxygen. There are three patients in ICU.

1616 COVID-19 PCR tests were processed across the NT yesterday.

Public health measures 

A Territory-wide indoor mask mandate remains in place.

The Territory Vaccine Pass is in effect.

Several lockouts and lockdowns are in place across the Territory to control the spread of COVID-19.

A Lockdown is in place in Milikapiti until 27 January, in Gunyangara, Utopia Homelands and Wurrumiyanga until Saturday 29 January and in Galiwin’ku until Monday 31 January.

Lockouts are in place in Alice Springs, Amoonguna, Yuendumu and Yuelamu until Sunday 30 January.

COVID-19 testing

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.