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Covid-19 NT: 11 new local cases recorded on Wednesday

There has been a spike in Covid infections in a part of Australia where authorities are concerned about Indigenous communities.

Almost a dozen new locally acquired Covid-19 cases have been recorded in the Northern Territory.

Chief Minister Michael Gunner said the good news was that 10 of the 11 new infections were in people already placed in quarantine.

He said three of those infections were in children all from the same family after one of their parents previously tested positive.

One of the three children was isolating with their mother at the Centre for National Resilience while the other two were quarantining at their Katherine East home with their father.

The other seven cases presented in close contacts who were all in the Centre for National Resilience.

Mr Gunner said they became infectious after beginning their isolation period.

The new infections bring the Darwin-Katherine-Robinson River cluster to 51.

There were three new locally acquired Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, including one baby.

Katherine’s lockdown would be extended until December 4.

More to come.


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