Archive: 13/12/2021

One new COVID-19 case confirmed in Nelson Tasman

The Ministry of Health has confirmed one new COVID-19 case in the Nelson Tasman region, bringing the total number of cases to 23. 

  • eight of the cases have recovered
  • 15 cases are active
  • all known close contacts of the cases are in quarantine
  • the majority of cases are not fully vaccinated

Medical Officer of Health Dr Stephen Bridgman says that the cases fall into two clusters; there are 19 in one and 4 in the other. 

  • a likely source for the larger cluster is still being investigated
  • for the smaller cluster there is both epidemiological and whole genomic sequencing data suggesting a possible source to a cluster in the North Island.

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