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COVID-19 Northland Hub

Northland Vaccination Status as at 25 Oct 2021
Northland DHB updates this data presentation weekly, reflecting the previous week’s progress.

 

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Latest Update  

 

Update 27 October 2021 - 3.30pm

In this update:

Alert Level and Cases in Community 

Northland remains in Alert Level 2. There are no new confirmed cases of COVID-19 to report in Northland, with cases in the region, associated with this outbreak, remaining at seven.

However, people living in Northland are urged to remain vigilant and get tested if they have any symptoms that could be COVID-19.

Testing and vaccination clinic locations are available across the region.

Yesterday there were 933 COVID-19 tests completed in Northland and 1,383 vaccinations – 544 first doses and 839 second doses.

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Northland, associated with the current outbreak, is now seven.

People living in the Kaikohe and Kaitaia areas are asked to monitor the Ministry of Health’s locations of interest page which will be regularly updated. Anyone who visited these locations of interest at the specified times is asked to monitor their symptoms for 14 days and if any develop, get tested and stay at home until a negative test result is received and they have been symptom-free for 24 hours.

We would like to remind people that, as standard protocol, locations of interest are deep cleaned to ensure there is no ongoing risk of transmission from the premise.

We recommend that everyone:

  • wears face coverings in public areas
  • washes their hands regularly
  • use the NZ COVID Tracer app to keep track of everywhere they go
  • get vaccinated if they haven’t already - This is our best protection against COVID-19.  

COVID-19 Northland Testing Information 

If you don’t have COVID-19 symptoms but are concerned please go and get tested. 

  • There were 933 tests done in Te Tai Tokerau on 26 October
  • There have been 22,017 tests done across Northland since 6 October 2021
  • 41,440 tests since 16 August 2021.

Northland Community Based Testing Centres here.

COVID-19 Symptoms and where to go if you have symptoms

The symptoms of COVID-19 are like common illnesses such as a cold or influenza. You may have one or more of the following:

  • sneezing and runny nose
  • new or worsening cough
  • sore throat
  • fever (at least 38˚C)
  • shortness of breath
  • temporary loss of smell
  • altered sense of taste.

Less typical symptoms may include diarrhoea, headache, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, or confusion/irritability.

Symptoms tend to appear 5 days after a person has been infected but can take 14 days to show. The virus can be passed on to others before they know they have it – from up to 2 days before symptoms develop. Additionally, it is possible to be infected without having any symptoms.

Stay home if you are sick, and call Healthline for advice on getting a test: phone 0800 358 5453.

Accessing Healthcare and Appointments 

Our hospitals are continuing to operate under Alert Level 2 with a revised Visitor Policy in place. You should access health care services as usual, and you can travel to access health care, if you need to. 

Anyone who has a hospital appointment in Northland should attend their appointment if they are well. Some appointments may be held virtually (using Zoom or phone) – you will be advised if this is the case for you.

Note that we are currently screening all visitors at the hospital entrance, which may add a few extra minutes at the beginning of your visit. All visitors must wear a face mask.

Pregnancy and Post Natal Care 

If you are pregnant or caring for a newborn baby, it is understandable that you may be experiencing heightened levels of anxiety and distress while New Zealand is working to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Please note that our maternity facilities will remain open to provide services during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are due to give birth, please check with your midwife or lead Maternity Carer (LMC) about the plans they have in place for you.

Your postnatal in-person visits may be affected. Your midwife will do as much as possible over the phone or via video calling. Physical assessments of you and your baby will still occur but will be done as quickly as possible.

If you require support with breastfeeding your midwife will be able to provide this. For further information please visit Ministry of Health.

My COVID Record Everyone in Aotearoa New Zealand aged 16 and over can now view their COVID-19 vaccination records online.

Boundary Information 

Saliva Testing - For businesses and individuals travelling over the Alert Level boundaries information about saliva testing, including pick up and drop off locations in Northland is available here

Financial Assistance

   

 

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