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Waikato District Health Board has released the number of current cases in the Waikato districts

Waikato District Health Board has released the number of current cases in the Waikato districts

Posted April 16, 2020
Health

Waikato District Health Board has released the number of current cases in the Waikato districts.

Hauraki District has 4 confirmed cases.
Thames-Coromandel District has a cumulative figure of 11 confirmed cases.
This is the total number of cases since the outbreak began, not the number of people known to be sick right now.

Following updated guidance from the National Health Coordination Centre at the Ministry of Health, Waikato DHB will be releasing a regular breakdown of its district wide COVID-19 case numbers.

The guidance had until recently required reporting to be done at a regional level due to patient privacy considerations which have now been worked through to ensure the release of this information does not breach any person’s right to privacy.

“These figures will give the community a clearer picture of what is happening in their area. It’s important to note however that if there are no reported cases in a particular district it doesn’t mean that the risk of infection does not exist as people may be asymptomatic with COVID-19 and everyone should continue to follow the government guidance on social distancing and hand hygiene.” Waikato DHB Chief Executive Dr Kevin Snee said.