THERE is no active case of COVID-19 in Moree, despite reports of an infection from Hunter New England Health on Monday.
The positive case has a Moree address but is living in the Hunter region.
Positive sewage detections were also made yesterday in Inverell and Moree, and Uralla continues to show fragments of the virus also.
Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall said it's a timely reminder of the fact the region will see cases like these travel across the region as the state opens up.
"Our vaccination rates are excellent and continue to rise quickly, and being fully vaccinated is our best protection from becoming seriously ill and hospitalised if or when we contract COVID," he said in a social media post.
ANOTHER case of COVID-19 has been recorded in Tamworth as the virus spreads across the New England North West region.
The Tamworth case is from Hillvue, while two have been detected in Armidale and another in Moree.
More than 95 per cent of people in the Tamworth LGA have received their first dose of a vaccine, with 83.7 per cent fully vaccinated.
No new cases were recorded in Gunnedah.
The new cases bring the Hunter New England Health district total to 59 cases in the 24 hours to 8pm.
Public health physician Dr David Durrheim said the case numbers are consistent across the region.
"With schools going back today we can understand that parents may be a little bit anxious with kids going back to school or to early learning centres and we understand that," he said.
"What can you as a parent do to limit the risk for your child and school community?
"We have to be so alert to the very mildest of symptoms in anyone in the family, a runny nose may be all that your child is experiencing but don't ignore it.
"A cough or sore throat in an adult in the household should really prompt testing of the whole family, we see where COVID gets into schools or early learning centres it can spread very rapidly."
Dr Durrheim said there are protocols in place to deal with potential outbreaks in schools.
There were 59,612 tests conducted in the 24 hours to 8pm on Sunday.
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