News and Notices

COVID-19 Case Update 7 March 2022

Place New Active Recovered Total
Nelson 148 1,596 97  1,693
Richmond 45 327 10  337
Motueka/Moutere 42 300 21  321
Golden Bay 1 40 4  44
Tasman Other 26 134 2 136
Blenheim 43 324 22 346
Picton 12 50 0 50
Marlborough Other 10 70 1 71
Unknown/Other region 3 51 15 66
Total 330* 2,892* 172* 3,064*

Over the weekend, there were also 487 new cases reported. That means we now have a total of 2,892 active cases and a total of 172 cases recovered.

*Today's numbers may differ from Ministry of Health reporting due to different data reporting cut-off times. 

Picking up a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT)?

  • If you have COVID-19 symptoms, or are a household contact, you can pre-order a RAT online to pick-up or by calling 0800 222 478, option 3.
  • You can also get a RAT or PCR test at a community testing centre.
  • As demand for RATs around the country is high, please be patient and kind to staff at testing sites, general practices, pharmacies and other healthcare staff.
  • Staff are working hard to look after everyone as quickly as possible.

Remember to record your RAT result

  • Record your RAT result online, even if it's negative, or record it by calling 0800 222 478, option 3.
  • If you are a household contact please report your RATs results separately.
  • The self-reporting of RATs helps provide a clearer picture of how the pandemic is progressing and helps inform public health decision-making.

Caring for each other

  • Please look out for each other.
  • If you know someone who has COVID-19, you could potentially help out by dropping off some groceries outside their front door or giving them a daily call to check that they’re okay. This is particularly important for our elderly people and anyone living alone.