No new NT COVID cases, storm delays tests

no new nt covid cases storm delays tests

Sumary of No new NT COVID cases, storm delays tests:

  • Aaron BunchAAPCamera IconCOVID-19 tests conducted in Katherine weren’t able to get to a Darwin lab, because of a large storm.
  • Credit: AAPShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail UsCopy the LinkThe Northern Territory has detected no new COVID-19 infections after a large Top End storm stopped hundreds of tests reaching a laboratory.
  • The territory’s outbreak stands at 52 infections amid an outbreak in the Katherine area and the remote Indigenous community of Robinson River.
  • It was expected to grow on Friday after an infected Binjari woman fled from her locked-down community and travelled to a gathering in nearby Katherine, 320km south of Darwin.
  • “We had a number of tests in Katherine yesterday that weren’t able to get into our laboratory in Darwin until very late in the evening,” Health Minister Natasha Fyles told reporters.
  • “They were delayed due to the large storm that we had between Katherine and Darwin.
  • “Ms Fyles said the weather grounded a flight that was scheduled to transport people deemed close contacts to the National Centre of Resilience quarantine facility and 300 COVID-19 tests from the Katherine area.
  • Severe thunderstorms dumped 35mm of rain in the Adelaide River area, northwest of Katherine, in 30 minutes on Thursday, according to the Bureau of Meteorology.

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