Tairāwhiti COVID-19 cases update at a glance
As of Wednesday 29 December 2021
· Total number of people diagnosed in Tairāwhiti and isolating with COVID-19: 3
· Of the total number isolating, number in supported isolation quarantine: 3
· Number of people diagnosed in Tairāwhiti now recovered: 0
Other case updates
· As of today [Wednesday 29 December] a person normally domiciled in Gisborne but diagnosed with COVID-19 in Tauranga, remains in Tauranga Hospital.
There are two new cases of COVID-19 in Tairāwhiti today [Wednesday 29 December] including a contact of the two people already in supported isolation quarantine (SIQ).
The contact who had already been tested once for the virus, developed a runny nose and was tested again on Monday 27 December. This person is now in SIQ.
Also diagnosed with COVID-19 in Tairāwhiti today was a man normally domiciled in the Bay of Plenty.
The man arrived in Gisborne on December 23 to spend time with family.
After feeling unwell on Boxing Day he was tested on Monday 27 December and his result came back positive today. [Wednesday 29 December 2021].
The man has safely transferred back to the Bay of Plenty to isolate.
The expectation is that this case will be counted in the official national number as a Bay of Plenty case and not a Tairāwhiti case.
Local health protection staff are helping with the investigation and contact tracing.
Family and close contacts have been asked to get tested and are now being supported to isolate by Takatu Hub staff. As of this afternoon [Wednesday 29 December], there are no locations of interest that need to be published.
Anyone can get tested for COVID-19 Monday to Friday, 9am-12 noon at the drive-through clinic, 110 Peel St, Gisborne and Tawhiti Clinic, Te Puia Springs Hospital, 4 McKenzie St, Te Puia Springs. Keep an eye on the Hauora Tairāwhiti website and Facebook for latest updates.
Alternatively, you can contact your own general practice and they will give you advice on what to do next.