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More than 1 in 10 people tested in Orange have Covid

By Peter Holmes

One person in every 10 in an Orange testing queue has been Covid positive. Stock image.

More than one in every 10 people lined up for testing at venues including Wade Park and Orange Showground has tested positive to Covid over the past four weeks, according to data from NSW Health.

Over the four weeks to 8pm on Tuesday, January 11, there were 14,420 PCR tests conducted in Orange, with 1,462 people receiving a positive notification. That is a rate of 10.1 percent positive results.

Across the Western health area of NSW the rate was slightly lower over the same time period (9.1 percent), with 74,185 people being tested, and 6,747 returning positive.

The queue at Wade Park. Copyright: Orange News Examiner.

There has been a test rate of 340 per 1,000 people in Orange over the past four weeks.

Across the state there were 442,637 positive Covid cases in the four-week period, from 2,756,931 tests, at a rate of 16.1 percent (all percentages rounded).


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