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NT COVID-19 update

29 January 2022

There were 828 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in the Northern Territory in the 24 hours to 8pm on 28 January 2022 Of these, 648 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 27 to 1,006.

The number of active cases in the NT is about 4,650.

Communities under lockdown or lockout restrictions

  • 24 cases in Milikapiti
  • 30 cases in Galiwin’ku
  • 6 cases in Gunyangara
  • 2 cases in Wurrumiyanga
  • 5 cases in Amoonguna
  • 2 cases in Yuendumu
  • 8 cases in Ampilatwatja

Top End

  • 6 cases in Palumpa
  • 1 case in Wadeye
  • 3 cases in Jabiru
  • 5 cases in Gunbalanya
  • 1 case in Melville Island
  • 11 cases in Bagot Community
  • 14 cases at Batten Road Short Stay Accommodation in Darwin
  • 3 cases at Darwin Corrections Facility
  • 1 case in Warruwi
  • 1 case in Juninga

East Arnhem

  • 3 cases in Nhulunbuy
  • 22 cases in Milingimbi
  • 3 cases in Umbakumba
  • 2 cases in Angurugu
  • 1 case in Raminginging

Big Rivers

  • 1 case in Ngukurr
  • 2 cases in Minyallaluk
  • 8 cases in Jilkmingan
  • 10 cases in Lajamanu
  • 11 cases in Pine Creek
  • 24 cases in Kybrook
  • 6 cases in Bulla
  • 16 cases in town camps around Katherine
  • 16 cases in Barunga
  • 6 cases in Beswick
  • 14 case in Binjari

Central Australia

  • 1 case in Utopia
  • 2 cases in Laramba
  • 5 cases in Mutitjulu
  • 1 case in Kintore
  • 2 cases in Areyonga
  • 1 case in Papunya
  • 10 cases in Ntaria
  • 4 cases in Santa Teresa
  • 2 cases in Imanpa
  • 1 case in Docker River
  • 2 cases in Mt Liebig
  • 2 cases in Ti Tree
  • 13 cases in town camps around Alice Springs
  • 154 cases at Alice Springs Correctional Centre
  • 5 cases at Alternative to Custody Facility

There are currently 111 patients in hospital, with 10 patients requiring oxygen. There are five patients in ICU.

1,464 COVID-19 PCR tests were processed across the NT yesterday.

Public health measures

Outdoor mask mandate

From 6pm tonight, a Territory-wide outdoor mask wearing mandate will be introduced for 7 days. All people must wear a mask while outdoors where they cannot maintain a distance of 1.5 metres from others.

Masks are not required to be worn while exercising and children under the age of 12 do not need to wear a mask.

The Territory-wide indoor mask mandate remains in place.

Lockdown to lift for Gunyangara (Ski Beach), Utopia Homelands and Wurrumiyanga

The lockdown has now lifted for Gunyangara, Utopia Homelands and Wurrumiyanga. There are now no restrictions for these areas regarding movement for people who are vaccinated or unvaccinated.

To slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community and reduce the rate of transmission the following additional public health measures are in place across the NT:

  • The Territory Vaccine Pass
  • Interstate arrivals to the NT are required to following a Rapid Antigen Testing regime
  • A lockdown is in place for Ampilatwatja and Milikapiti until Sunday 30 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.

Territory Check In app update

The Territory Check In app has been updated to provide COVID-19 case alerts.

A notification will appear on the app if you have been at a location at the same time as a person who recently tested positive for COVID-19.

Your check in history will show the time and location of where you may have been in contact with a COVID-19 positive person.

If you receive a notification, you are required to monitor for symptoms and only get tested if you are unwell. A notification does not mean you are a close contact.

Make sure you download the latest version of the app.

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.

View information on COVID-19 symptoms and testing.