Active cases reach 3000

There are 262 new cases today. We had 377 cases on Saturday and 288 yesterday, so we now have 3070 active cases in isolation. There are 3 people in hospital.

Nationally and locally our cases are coming down. Awesome work whānau! Keep it up!

This means our hard work is paying off. We could be past our Omicron peak which means cases will continue to decrease, but we need to keep working hard to slow the spread, vaccinating our community and testing if symptoms appear.

At the hospital, we have even more staff who are isolating. From today, we’re reducing planned care and non-urgent procedures to make sure we have enough staff to respond to emergency and acute care.

We apologise to those who have procedures delayed, however we assure you this is temporary measure to protect our staff and community.

We’ll move a lot of our outpatients appointments to video or phone. We started contacting affected people last week, so if you haven’t been contacted, you can assume your appointment will proceed as planned.

Information for this Monday:

  • RAT collection centres are open from 10-1pm at Grey St Railway Station or Te Tini o Porou on Huxley Road. Please have NHI number ready or DOB. You can speed up the process by ordering online: https://requestrats.covid19.health.nz/
  • If it’s been 3 months since your second dose of the vaccine, please get your booster today:
  • You can now report your child’s or someone else’s result through My Covid Record.
  • Isolation for positive cases and household contacts has reduced from 10 to seven days.

 

How do I report my or someone else’s positive RAT? https://bit.ly/34tCoz2

What do I do if I test positive? https://covid19.govt.nz/isolation.../if-you-have-covid-19/ 

Where can I get support? https://covid19.health.nz/advice/help-available

Where to get your booster: https://bit.ly/3o38iZP

Where to get tested: https://bit.ly/3Brsyd8

Have a plan: www.covid19.govt.nz/be-prepared

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