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NT COVID-19 update

22 February 2022

The Northern Territory (NT) is today reporting the death of a man in his 80s with COVID-19.

The man was from Central Australia, had underlying health conditions and passed away at Alice Springs Hospital.

There have now been 16 COVID-19 related deaths recorded in the NT since the start of the pandemic.

There were 716 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in the NT in the 24 hours to 8pm on 21 February 2022. Of these, 663 were positive cases from a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT).

There were 409 cases recorded in the Top End region, 114 in Central Australia, 42 in East Arnhem, 52 in the Big Rivers region, 37 in the Barkly region and 62 are under investigation.

There are currently 123 patients in hospital, with 10 patients requiring oxygen. There are 3 patients in ICU.

The number of active cases in the NT is about 5,754.

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 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.