NT COVID-19 update01 February 2022
There were 970 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in the Northern Territory in the 24 hours to 8pm on 31 January 2022. Of these, 759 were positive cases from a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT).
Following the submission of further RAT results, the case number for the 24 hour reporting period to 8pm on 30 January has been amended to 912.
There were 606 cases recorded in the Top End Region, 159 in Central Australia, 54 in the East Arnhem region, 41 in the Big Rivers region, 13 in the Barkly region and 97 are under investigation.
Cases recorded in communities under lockdown or lockout restrictions:
- 12 cases in Ampilatwatja
- 3 cases in Milikapiti
- 18 cases in Galiwin’ku
- 29 cases in Milingimbi
- 16 cases in Palumpa.
There are currently 132 patients in hospital, with nine patients requiring oxygen. There are 4 patients in ICU.
The number of active cases in the NT is about 6,165.
1,896 COVID-19 PCR tests were processed across the NT yesterday.
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 lock-in for Ampilatwatja, Milikapiti, Galiwin’ku, Milingimbi and Palumpa until 2pm on Sunday 6 February and for Lajamanu until 5pm on Monday 7 February.
- a Territory-wide mask mandate (indoors and outdoors)
- the Territory Vaccine Pass.
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.