Seven Covid-19 cases in South Canterbury

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The South Canterbury District Health Board has confirmed there are seven cases of Covid-19 in the region.

Two new cases were announced yesterday.

Case six was a woman in her 40s who was a close contact of a confirmed case.

Case seven was a woman in her 60s who recently travelled to the United States of America.

They are both recovering well at home in self-isolation.

Close contacts were being asked to self-isolate for 14 days from the date of potential exposure to a confirmed case.

More details on New Zealand’s cases can be found at the Ministry of Health’s website.

South Canterbury DHB chief executive Nigel Trainor expected to see more cases in the area.

General reminder about prevention, symptoms and testing

Anyone who has developed symptoms suggestive of COVID-19, such as cough, fever or difficult breathing, should contact Healthline 0800 358 5453, or your family GP as they may need testing. Please do not go directly to a pharmacy, GP clinic, or emergency department.

The public can help by:

  • Keeping two metres physical distance from others
  • Staying home to avoid exposure to illness
  • Practising good personal hygiene and cleaning practices
  • Following the advice from the Ministry of Health – this is useful information that is updated regularly at www.health.govt.nz/covid-19 and the government’s new COVID-19 website: www.covid19.govt.nz.

South Canterbury District Health Board