Nelson Marlborough Health News and Notices

COVID-19 Case Update 13 April

There are 310 New cases to report today and a total of 3,794 active cases.

Life at Orange

  • At 11:59pm tonight, all of New Zealand moves to the Orange setting in our traffic light system. There will be community transmission of COVID-19, with increasing risks to vulnerable communities, and pressure on the health system.
  • Please note there is no change to our current requirement for mask wearing within healthcare settings
  • At Orange, you can continue to do everyday activities, but we need to protect our vulnerable communities.
  • You must wear a face mask in many indoor locations. You do not need to wear a face mask outdoors.
  • You can visit cafes and bars, attend gatherings and events, and go to the hairdresser and gym. There are no capacity limits or distancing requirements at venues.
  • Workplaces and schools can open.
  • To protect yourself, your whānau and your community, keep up healthy habits, especially hand hygiene.

Learn more about what we need to do at https://covid19.govt.nz/traffic-lights/life-at-orange/


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COVID-19 Case Update 12 April

We have 410 cases to report today and a total of 3,853 active cases.


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COVID-19 Case Update 11 April

There are 275 new cases to report today with a total of 3,940 active cases.

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COVID-19 Case Update 8 April

Could we be past our peak?

It is so exciting to watch the numbers this week as it appears (touch wood) we have passed our peak. However what we see overseas is that COVID-19 doesn't go away. So getting vaccinated, getting boosted, is still really important in staying safe this winter.

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COVID-19 Case Update 7 April

We have 452 new cases to report today and a total of 5,337 active cases.

Be prepared to self-isolate

If you, your child or someone else in your home test positive for COVID-19, you will all have to self-isolate.

You cannot leave your home, which means you won't be able to go to the supermarket or pharmacy to buy items you may need.

Friends and family can help drop items to you. Your doctor or local pharmacy may be able to arrange a medicine delivery to your home.

  • Have a plan ready which includes key people who can help deliver items to your house.
  • Have basic medical supplies.
  • Prepare a COVID-19 essentials kit.

Think about how members of your whānau will self-isolate if someone in your household tests positive. If someone has COVID-19 it is best they avoid contact with others. Is there a room they can stay in alone? Is there a separate bathroom they can use?

Watch this short video from KidsHealth.org.nz and get prepared today.


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COVID-19 Case Update 6 April 2022

Today we have 440 new cases to report and a total of 5,425 active cases.


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COVID-19 Case Update 5 April 2022

Today we have 581 new cases and a total of 5,401 active cases.

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COVID-19 Case Update 4 April 2022

We have 404 cases to report today, and a total of 5,428 active cases

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COVID-19 Case Update 1 April 2022

We have 578 new cases to report today and a total of 5,957 active cases - click through for a detailed breakdown by location.

Today's numbers may differ from Ministry of Health reporting due to different data reporting cut-off times. To ensure consistency with Ministry of Health reporting, cases are deemed:

  • Active if ≤10 days since recorded
  • Recovered if >10 days since recorded.

Get vaccinated and boosted

  • Completing your primary vaccination course (for most people, this is two doses) and getting a booster if you’re eligible, is strongly encouraged, even if you’ve already had COVID-19.
  • Vaccination can help reduce the risk of being re-infected with COVID-19 and passing it on. It also reduces the chances of you becoming very ill and ending up in the hospital. Individuals who have been infected but not vaccinated are more likely to get re-infected than those who have been vaccinated with 2 doses.
  • Our main vaccination centres are open for walk-ins this weekend, location and opening hours on Healthpoint
  • Check out the kaupapa Māori vaccination pop-up on Saturday 2 April from 10am to 2pm at Te Piki Oranga, 117 Pah Street, Motueka
  • You can also visit www.BookMyVaccine.nz to find another location or time that suits you.

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COVID-19 Case Update 31 March

We have 734 new cases to report today and a total of 6,064 active cases.

 

Why vaccines are important, even if you’ve already had COVID-19

Completing your primary course (for most people, this is two doses) and getting a booster if you’re eligible, is strongly encouraged, even if you’ve already had COVID-19.

Vaccination can help reduce the risk of being reinfected with COVID-19 and passing it on. It also reduces the chances of you becoming very ill and ending up in the hospital.

Being vaccinated provides better protection than any immunity you might get from being infected with the virus and can also help protect you from new variants of COVID-19.

Individuals who have been infected but not vaccinated are more likely to get re-infected than those who have been vaccinated with 2 doses.


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