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NT COVID-19 update

02 February 2022

The Northern Territory (NT) is today reporting the death of a woman in her 50s with COVID-19.

The NT Government extends its sincere condolences to her family and loved ones.

The woman is from a remote community in Central Australia and had pre-existing medical conditions. She had received one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Three deaths associated with COVID-19 have been recorded in the NT.

There were 1,133 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in the Northern Territory in the 24 hours to 8pm on 1 February 2022. Of these, 985 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 31 January 2022 has been amended to 1,038.

There were 691 cases recorded in the Top End region, 238 in Central Australia, 77 in the East Arnhem region, 35 in the Big Rivers region, 11 in the Barkly region and 81 are under investigation.

New cases recorded in communities under lock-in restrictions:

  • 1 case in Ampilatwatja
  • 2 cases in Milikapiti
  • 14 cases in Galiwin’ku
  • 23 cases in Milingimbi
  • 18 cases in Palumpa
  • 11 cases in Lajamanu.

There are currently 129 patients in hospital, with 13 patients requiring oxygen. There are 5 patients in ICU.

The number of active cases in the NT is about 6,575.

1,925 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.

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.