COVID-19 cases continue for Taranaki

1 April 2020

The Ministry of Health has announced one more person with confirmed COVID-19 in Taranaki in the last 24 hours, taking to total number of cases to 14 as of 1pm, 1 April 2020.

The latest case is a 39 year old female who has recently returned from the United Kingdom and is in strict isolation.

Contact tracing is now underway by Taranaki’s Public Health Unit and medical officer of health, Dr Jonathan Jarman says “The main aim of contact tracing is to identify people who are at higher risk of being infected. The people most at risk of infection are the household contacts of a person with COVID-19.”

Taranaki DHB has some frequently asked questions (FAQs) on its website where the public can get a better understanding of contact tracing and who should be tested for COVID-19. Please refer to the FAQs here.

The first person to be hospitalised in Taranaki with COVID-19 remains in a stable condition at Base Hospital.


ADVICE ON COVID-19 SYMPTOMS

If you are experiencing symptoms please call the dedicated healthline number - 0800 358 5453 or ring ahead to your GP. They will direct you for testing or treatment if necessary.

For more health information please visit the MoH website www.health.govt.nz 
For more public-focused all-of-government information please visit https://covid19.govt.nz/ 

Last updated: Wednesday, April 15, 2020

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