Nelson Marlborough Health News & Notices

COVID-19 Case Update Wednesday 30 March

We have 604 new cases to report today and a total of 5,732 active cases.

Coping With Worry & Anxiety About COVID-19

It is perfectly normal and OK to feel anxiety in the current COVID-19 pandemic. This can result in strong feelings, reactions, and changes in behaviour. There are a number of steps you can take to help your children, family/whānau and yourself.

The Kids Health website has an excellent short video. Watch it online at : 

Coping With Worry & Anxiety About COVID-19 | KidsHealth NZ

Need to talk? To connect with a professional counsellor free call or text 1737


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COVID-19 Case Update 29 March

We have 694 cases to report today, and a total of 5,492 active cases.

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COVID-19 Case Update 28 March

We have 499 cases to report today, with a total of 5,207 active cases. 

Caring for a child with COVID-19

If your child has COVID-19, it can be a worrying time for you. But most children with COVID-19 will have a mild illness. Starship Children's Emergency Department doctor Emily has some advice about common and less common COVID-19 symptoms, how to care for your child with COVID-19 at home, and when to see a doctor.

Watch the short video: https://www.kidshealth.org.nz/covid-19-caring-child-covid-19


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COVID-19 Case Update 24 March

We have 712 new cases to report today, and there are a total of 5,113 active cases.


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COVID-19 Case Update 23 March

We have 588 cases to report today, and there are now a total of 4,779 active cases.

Traffic light settings are being updated

From 11:59pm this Friday, the COVID-19 Protection Framework will be simpler. It will help us manage life with Omicron, while reducing the impact of future outbreaks.

Read more about changes to the traffic light settings on the Unite against COVID-19 website

 


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COVID-19 Case Update 22 March

  • We have 691 new cases to report today.
  • There are 4,579 active cases.

Make a plan for your household

If someone in your household is COVID-19 positive, everyone in your household will need to isolate. This means you all need to remain at home and shouldn’t go to work, school, public areas or use public transport. You won't be able to go out to buy food or other essentials so you will need to make arrangements, eg, having groceries and medicines delivered to your home, or arranging for somebody outside your household to collect them for you.

Guides and advice for making a household plan are available in several languages on the Health Navigator website:


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COVID-19 Case Update 21 March 2022

  • We have 409 new cases to report today.
  • There are 4,329 active cases.

COVID-19 and your medicines

With the current COVID-19 pandemic, many people have questions about their medicines and treatments for the COVID-19 virus. The Health Navigator website has well-researched answers to frequently-asked questions which may be of use.

https://www.healthnavigator.org.nz/health-a-z/c/covid-19-and-your-medicines/


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COVID-19 Case Update 17 March 2022

  • New Cases: 526
  • Active Cases: 4,517

 


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COVID-19 Case Update March 15 2022

  • New cases 530*
  • Active cases 6,337*

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

Testing

Testing continues to play an important part in our response to COVID-19.

If you’re symptomatic, please stay at home and get a test.

If you’re unsure whether or not to get a test, please contact your health professional or Health on 0800 358 5453 and follow advice.

If you test positive for COVID-19, you are required to isolate for 7 days. You do not need to be retested after your initial positive result. If you still have symptoms after 7 days, stay home until you feel better and then wait another 24 hours.

Your household contacts should also stay at home, have tests at day 3 and 7 or if they develop symptoms.

 


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COVID-19 Case Update 14 March 2022

  • New cases: 373*
  • Active cases: 6,031*

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


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