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Revealed: Suburbs still being ravaged by Covid

The latest NSW Health data shows that while some of the former areas of concern in western Sydney continue to record relatively high case numbers, there are a surprising number of regional areas which have also seen recent surges in the virus.SEE HOW MANY ACTIVE CASES ARE IN YOUR SUBURB*Click on the three horizontal lines in the top left of the map. You can then choose between active case by LGA or by suburb.In Bondi where the delta outbreak began, there are 21 active cases among the population of 36,600.In the Lakemba and Wiley Park areas there are 84 active cases in the population of 29,000.Nearby Bankstown has 58 active cases from 47,800, the Liverpool area postcode 2168 which takes in suburbs including Green Valley, Ashcroft and Busby has 58 active cases among 46,500 residents and Guildford has 68 among its population of 35,000.Meanwhile in regional NSW, in Moree there are 88 cases in a population of just 10,000.Nearby Inverell has been hard hit in postcode 2360 which has 45 cases in among 14,800 and most concerningly in neighbouring postcode 2369 which takes in Old Mill, Stannifer and Tingah there are 32 active cases among a population of just 889 people. The 2430 postcode which takes in the Taree area from Upper Lansdowne to Hallidays Point has the highest number of active cases in a single postcode in NSW with 105 currently among 35,700 residents.Neighbouring Forster and surrounds in postcode 2428 have 24 active cases among 25,000 locals.The Port Macquarie area in postcode 2444 has 36 cases among 50,400 residents.The Kempsey area has 34 active cases among a population of 22,500 and over in Tamworth there are 48 cases among 51,700 residents.The Victorian border town of Albury currently has 65 active cases among its population of almost 40,000.There’s also a relatively high number of cases on the outskirts of Canberra with 35 cases in postcode 2620 which takes in a population of 44,000 people from Gundaroo down to Tinderry including Queanbeyan.Meanwhile postcode 2650 which takes in the majority of Wagga Wagga also has 35 cases among its 60,000 residents.The data is also illuminating in terms of where Covid is not.Despite fears due to its reputation as an anti-vax locality, Byron Bay has no active cases in its population of 13,500.Vaccine stats reveal those opposed to the jab appear to be in a vocal minority with at least 90 per cent of Byron Bay residents already taking a single dose and 80 to 90 per cent with a double dose.

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