Dr Ashley Bloomfield is giving the latest on Covid-19 cases in New Zealand and an update on how the contact-tracing system is working.
Watch the update here:
- If you have symptoms of the coronavirus, call the NZ Covid-19 Healthline on 0800 358 5453 (+64 9 358 5453 for international SIMs) or call your GP – don’t show up at a medical centre
Ministry of Health figures show targets for getting 80 percent of contacts of people with Covid-19 in isolation within four days of being exposed to the disease were not being met. However contact-tracing teams are far exceeding the goal to reach 80 percent of an infected person’s contacts within 48 hours, reaching 95 percent on average.
Yesterday three new cases of Covid-19 were reported, all in managed isolation.
Two inmates and 20 Corrections staff at Auckland Prison at Paremoremo were in isolation, after the household contact of a staff member tested positive for Covid-19.