NT COVID-19 update26 February 2022
The Northern Territory is today reporting the death of a woman in her 80s from Alice Springs related to COVID-19.
She had underlying health conditions and passed away at Alice Springs Hospital.
There have now been 21 COVID-19 related deaths recorded in the NT since the start of the pandemic.
There were 632 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in the NT in the 24 hours to 8pm on 25 February 2022. Of these, 566 were positive cases from a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT).
There were 409 cases recorded in the Top End region, 93 in Central Australia, 24 in East Arnhem, 29 in the Big Rivers region, 35 in the Barkly region and 42 are under investigation.
There are currently 98 patients in hospital, with 16 patients requiring oxygen. There are seven patients in ICU.
The number of active cases in the NT is about 4,835.
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.
It’s important everyone aged 16 years and over has their booster dose. Three doses of the vaccine significantly reduces your risk of getting really sick from COVID-19 and will help to protect you against any future strains of the virus.
You can have your booster three months after your second dose. If you have had COVID-19, you can get vaccinated as soon as you have recovered.
Protect your children against COVID-19 by getting them vaccinated. All children aged five years and over should get the COVID-19 vaccine.
The COVID-19 vaccine is available at NT Health Vaccination Centres, participating GP clinics, respiratory clinics and Aboriginal health clinics.
Book online or call the COVID-19 Hotline on 1800 490 484.
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:
- 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.