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NT COVID-19 update

27 January 2022

There were 626 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in the Northern Territory in the 24 hours to 8pm on 26 January 2022. Of these, 442 were positive cases from a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT).

Following the submission of further RAT results, we have also amended the case number for the 24 hour reporting period to 8pm on January 25 to 778.

The number of active cases in the NT is now approximately 3,700.

New cases recorded include:

Communities under lockdown or lockout restrictions

  • 20 cases in Milikapiti
  • 41 cases in Galiwin’ku
  • 13 cases in Gunyangara
  • 5 cases in Wurrumiyanga
  • 2 cases in Amoonguna

East Arnhem

  • 3 cases in Nhulunbuy
  • 3 cases in Yirrkala
  • 9 cases in Umbakumba
  • 2 cases in Milingimbi

Big Rivers

  • 1 case in Beswick
  • 3 cases in Binjari
  • 7 cases in Barunga
  • 1 case in Pine Creek
  • 4 cases in town camps around Katherine
  • 1 case in Lajamanu
  • 1 case at McArthur River Mine

Top End

  • 2 cases in Bagot Community
  • 1 case in Jabiru
  • 7 cases at Christian Outreach Centre in Darwin
  • 1 case at Juninga Centre Aged Care Facility in Darwin

Central Australia

  • 17 cases in Laramba
  • 4 cases in Mutitjulu
  • 6 cases at Alice Springs Correctional Centre
  • 5 cases in town camps around Alice Springs

There are currently 95 patients in hospital, with 15 patients requiring oxygen. There are four patients in ICU.

1,672 COVID-19 PCR tests were processed across the NT yesterday.

Lockdown extended for Milikapiti for a further 72 hours

The lockdown in Milikapiti has been extended for 72 hours until 2pm on Sunday, 30 January to prevent further spread of COVID-19 in the community. The total number of cases recorded to date in Milikapiti is 84.

During a lockdown, residents must stay at home and are only permitted to leave for the following four reasons:

  1. Medical treatment, including COVID testing and vaccination
  2. For essential goods and services, like groceries, medications or power tokens. Only one household member should visit the store, once per day
  3. For one hour of outdoor exercise a day within 5 km from your home with one other person or people from your house
  4. To provide care and support to a family member or person who cannot support themselves, or in the case of an emergency, including escaping harm from domestic and family violence.

Public health measures

  • To slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community and reduce the rate of transmission the following public health measures are in place across the NT:
  • A Territory-wide indoor mask mandate
  • The Territory Vaccine Pass system.
  • A lockdown is in place in Gunyangara, Utopia Homelands and Wurrumiyanga until Saturday 29 January and in Galiwin’ku until Monday 31 January.
  • A lockout is 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.