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NT COVID-19 update

20 February 2022

The Northern Territory is today reporting the death of a woman in her 70s with COVID-19.

The woman was from Tennant Creek, had underlying health conditions and passed away at the Tennant Creek Hospital.

There have now been 15 COVID-19 related deaths recorded in the NT since the start of the pandemic.

There were 546 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in the NT in the 24 hours to 8pm on 19 February 2022. Of these, 491 were positive cases from a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT).

There were 342 cases recorded in the Top End region, 58 in Central Australia, 46 in East Arnhem, 12 in the Big Rivers region, 23 in the Barkly region and 65 are under investigation.

There are currently 127 patients in hospital, with 16 patients requiring oxygen. There are two patients in ICU.

The number of active cases in the NT is about 6308.

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.

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.

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.