NT COVID-19 update09 February 2022
There were 1,128 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in the Northern Territory in the 24 hours to 8pm on 8 February 2022. Of these, 1,024 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 7 February 2022 has been amended to 1,124.
There were 645 cases recorded in the Top End region, 218 in Central Australia, 94 in the East Arnhem region, 68 in the Big Rivers region, 32 in the Barkly region and 71 are under investigation.
There are currently 174 patients in hospital, with 28 patients requiring oxygen. There are 4 patients in ICU.
The number of active cases in the NT is about 7,460.
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
- it is highly recommended that all people aged 12 years and over wear a mask outdoors when physical distancing cannot be applied
- the Territory Vaccine Pass
- the Australian Government has introduced biosecurity zones to restrict movement between remote communities in the Territory, read more about biosecurity zones.
Everyone should get tested for COVID-19 if showing symptoms. A number of NT Rapid Antigen Testing and Distribution Points have been established.
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.