NT COVID-19 update23 April 2022
The Northern Territory (NT) is today reporting the death a male in his 60s with COVID-19.
The man, who was from East Arnhem, had underlying health conditions and passed away at Royal Darwin Hospital.
There were 525 new cases of COVID-19 recorded in the Northern Territory in the 24 hours to 8pm on 21 April 2022. Of these, 418 were positive cases from a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT).
There were 373 cases recorded in the Top End region, 52 in Central Australia, 10 in East Arnhem, 12 in the Big Rivers region, 10 in the Barkly region and 68 are under investigation.
There are currently 47 patients in hospital. There are 6 patients requiring oxygen and 2 patients are in ICU.
The number of active cases in the NT is 3,416.
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:
- Masks must be worn in high-risk settings including hospitals, GP clinics, remote health clinics, renal facilities, aged care facilities, family violence shelters, sobering up shelters, homeless shelters, corrections facilities and disability facilities. Disability support workers need to wear a mask when undertaking home-services.
- Masks must also be worn in airports and on flights, in line with federal requirements.
- It is highly recommended that all people aged 12 years and over wear a mask when physical distancing cannot be applied.
It’s important all Territorians aged 5 years and over stay up-to-date with their COVID-19 vaccinations. Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 significantly reduces the risk of serious illness and hospitalisation.
The COVID-19 vaccine is available in the NT at participating GP clinics, pharmacies, respiratory clinics, Aboriginal health clinics and NT Health Vaccination Centres.
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:
- 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.