Coronavirus patient was on flight from Melbourne to Ballina
NSW Health has confirmed that a traveller who flew from Victoria to Ballina on Sunday, July 12 has tested positive to coronavirus.
"The person was wearing a surgical mask and was self-isolating," NSW's Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant said.
"We're doing contact tracing in relation to that Jetstar flight, JQ466.
"The individual was screened on arriving in Ballina airport and as I said, since arriving, they were in the 14-day self-isolation and any potential close contacts are being followed up."
This is the first new COVID-19 case in the Northern NSW Local Health District in almost 80 days.
The flight, JQ466, was the very last flight allowed to land in Ballina from Melbourne.
More to come.