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‘Concerning’: NT records 412 new Covid cases

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Health Minister Natasha Fyles said the cases included: 70 cases of community transmission, 80 cases of known close contacts, 71 interstate arrival cases and 191 cases still under investigation.The NT now has 1200 active cases. The data includes positive cases from rapid antigen tests that have not been reported to NT Health. Nineteen people are in Northern Territory hospitals, with two in intensive care and one on a ventilator. There were no positive cases recorded in Yulara. Twenty-two were recorded in Alice Springs and one in Tennant Creek. Investigations are undergoing in Katherine and Nhulunbuy. Ms Fyles said the 27 community transmission cases recorded on Thursday had now risen to 38. Acting deputy chief health officer Marco Briceno said while the increase in cases was concerning, it was positive the number of hospitalisations had not grown significantly. “Of the 1200 active cases we have at the moment in the Territory, only five of those cases are requiring acute hospital admission,” he said.“We have another 14 patients, 19 in total, that are in hour hospitals but they are in hospital for different reasons. “We still have plenty of capacity in our hospitals to care for Territorians.”He said the majority of the 412 cases were in the age bracket of 20 to 20-years-old. “This age group of Territorians and visitors are encouraged to please be extra vigilant and extra careful,” he said.EARLIER: HEALTH Minister Natasha Fyles will update the Territory on the latest Covid numbers this morning. Ms Fyles is expected to provide the update at 11.30am. It comes less than 24 hours into the latest snap lockout after 256 cases were detected across the Territory on Thursday. It was the second day in a row that the daily new cases in the NT had exceeded triple digits, and was double the infection rate from Wednesday. NT Covid data

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