NT COVID-19 update18 February 2022
The Northern Territory is today reporting the death of a man in his 50s with COVID-19.
The man was from Katherine, had underlying health conditions and passed away at Katherine Hospital.
There have now been 14 COVID-19 related deaths recorded in the NT since the start of the pandemic.
There were 1,027 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in the NT in the 24 hours to 8pm on 17 February 2022. Of these, 935 were positive cases from a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT).
There were 520 cases recorded in the Top End region, 198 in Central Australia, 123 in East Arnhem, 34 in the Big Rivers region, 37 in the Barkly region and 115 are under investigation.
There are currently 127 patients in hospital, with 18 patients requiring oxygen. There is one patient in ICU.
The number of active cases in the NT is about 6,856.
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 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.