Taranaki has 13 people confirmed with COVID-19

31 March 2020

The Ministry of Health has announced a further two people with confirmed COVID-19 are living in Taranaki. That takes the total number of people with COVID-19 in Taranaki to 13 as of 1pm, 31 March 2020.

The two new cases include a 23 year old female with recent overseas travel (confirmed) and an 18 year old female with recent overseas travel (probable).

Taranaki’s medical officer of health, Dr Jonathan Jarman says “We can still expect to see a rise in the number of cases here in Taranaki, but there is no evidence of any community transmission so far. The people with COVID-19 in our community are those returning from overseas or who have been in close contact with someone who has returned from overseas.”

Dr Jarman adds “Contact tracing of all of cases is a high priority activity and is carried out immediately.”

Meanwhile, Taranaki’s first hospitalised person with COVID-19 remains in a stable condition at Base Hospital.

Travel information on these new people with confirmed COVID-19 will be available on the Ministry of Health’s (MoH) website www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-current-cases/covid-19-current-cases-details


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 covid19.govt.nz


Last updated: Tuesday, March 31, 2020

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