Positive Covid-19 cases in Rotorua and Tararua
The Ministry of Health has announced there are four new COVID-19 community cases to report across the Tararua and Lakes districts.
The two Lakes district cases were detected after a person sought care at Rotorua Hospital for a non-COVID health matter and subsequently returned a positive test result.
“The person was not in contact with any other patients as they were placed in a room set aside for possible COVID-19 cases,” says a Ministry of Health spokesperson.
“The person was managed with appropriate infection prevention protocols. Two healthcare workers involved have also been tested and are now isolating.
“The second case is a household contact of the first. Based on current information there is a link to cases in Auckland.”
In addition, two cases have been reported overnight in the Tararua district, covered by MidCentral DHB.
“Both cases reported feeling unwell on Friday 12 November, sought prompt testing and are now self-isolating at home,” says a Ministry of Health spokesperson.
“The cases are linked and the local Public Health Unit is still investigating any links between these cases and other known cases.”
Contact tracing is underway for all four of these cases and locations of interest will be added to the Ministry of Health’s website when they become available.
Anyone living in these areas or any recent visitors with Covid-19 related symptoms, no matter how mild, should get tested.
Testing centres for the districts are as follow:
Tararua District Dannevirke Hospital, Barraud St, 2-5pm Pahiatua Medical Centre 11.30 – 3.30pm (Drive Through) Woodville Medical Centre 11.30 – 3.30pm (Drive Through) Horowhenua After Hours 9am-4.30pm Feilding Health Centre 9am-12pm 575 Main St, Palmerston North 10am-5pm City Doctors White Cross, 22 Victoria Ave, Palmerston North 8am-8pm The Palms Medical Centre, 445 Ferguson St, Palmerston North 8am-8pm Additional testing stations may be set-up throughout the day.