Attributed to a CM Health spokesperson:A patient, who later tested positive for COVID-19, presented to Middlemore Hospital at 5pm on Saturday evening, 4 September, with atypical COVID-19 symptoms.
The COVID-19 pandemic, and resulting lockdowns, have created big changes to our lives, and alcohol consumption may have changed for some people. Hazardous drinking can be harmful for everyone, but drinking during pregnancy can harm both mother and child.
Let’s get straight to the point – lockdown isn’t a natural way to live. Some of us kiwis are enjoying time with whaanau at home while not working, others are essential workers, and some of us are trying to balance work and home life.
Since the country entered level 4 lockdown our laboratory teams have scaled up their COVID-19 testing capacity, big time. Daily COVID-19 testing through our laboratory has increased from 500 to 5500 tests per day. The CM Health medical laboratory workforce consists of scientists, technicians, and clinicians.
The first patient with COVID-19 arrived at Middlemore Hospital March last year. Since then our teams have been safely treating all our patients, regardless of their health emergency. As community cases rise, Middlemore Hospital is ready to admit and care for more patients with COVID-19 related illnesses.
We know that some in our community will be doing it tough especially with the news that the lockdown in Auckland will be extended for at least another two weeks.
While we all may know how to look after our physical health in lockdown like wearing masks, physical distancing, etc.
The most up to date information on Testing Centres across the Auckland region can be found here. It’s essential that you only get tested if you:
Are a contact
Have visited a location of interest at the specific dates and times;
Or have cold and flu symptoms.
With Auckland moving to Alert Level 4 at 11:59 on Tuesday, 17 August CM Health has made changes to bring its Visitor Policy in line with the new Alert Level. Visiting at our facilities will only be on essential and compassionate grounds, or for birthing partners.
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