Three new Covid-19 cases in South Canterbury

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Three new South Canterbury DHB Covid-19 cases were announced yesterday.

This includes two confirmed cases and one probable case. In total, there are 10 cases in South Canterbury.

Case eight – which has been confirmed – is a male over 70 who was a close contact of a confirmed case.

Case nine – a probable case – is a female over 70 was also a close contact of a confirmed case.

Case ten – confirmed – is a male in his 30s who recently travelled to England.

All are recovering well at home in self-isolation.

Anyone who is tested for Covid-19 must go into immediate self-isolation while awaiting results and further advice.

Contact tracing starts for people who test positive as soon as test results are received.

Close contacts of the positive case are identified and informed they must self-isolate immediately for 14 days from the date of potential exposure to a confirmed case.

Further details about these cases and an updated summary about cases across the country can be found on the Ministry of Health’s website.

South Canterbury District Health Board