Media Statement The Ministry of Health is confirming that three people who presented to Middlemore Hospital in recent days have tested positive for COVID-19. The following information has been provided by Counties Manukau DHB.
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 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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Covid-19 vaccine invitations to be issued to all over 65s in Auckland region this week.
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists recommend that pregnant women are offered the Pfizer vaccine at any stage of pregnancy. This is because the risk of severe outcomes from COVID-19 is significantly higher for pregnant women and their unborn baby.
As many of you will have heard, the travel bubble between Melbourne and New Zealand has been suspended as such there will be no flights arriving into New Zealand from Victoria.
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The following people within our Counties Manukau community will soon receive invitations to be vaccinated:
Older Maaori and Pacific people being cared for by whaanau, the people they live with, and their carers. Those that live in South Auckland and are aged 65 and over.