Level of information available on confirmed and probable cases
3/04/2020 6:18:02 p.m.

Friday 3 April 2020

We appreciate media want to know about the number of cases and the breakdown of where those cases are within the Lakes District Health Board area. 

The Ministry of Health is updating the confirmed and probable numbers by DHB on their website, as well as the number of inpatients across all the 20 DHBs and which hospital they are in. 

The Ministry of Health has now approved Toi Te Ora Public Health to communicate the regional breakdown of confirmed and probable cases for the Western Bay of Plenty and Eastern Bay of Plenty (covering the Bay of Plenty District Health Board area) and Rotorua and Taupo (covering the Lakes District Health Board area). 

This information will be published on the Toi Te Ora website between 2pm and 3pm daily. 

The BOP Health COVID-19 Response website will be updated too. 

For privacy reasons, neither the Bay of Plenty District Health Board or Lakes District Health Board is able to provide any further details on any COVID-19 inpatients. 

Thank you for your understanding. We’re all in this together.

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For more information contact: Sue Wilkie Communications Officer or Shan Tapsell Assistant Communications Officer Phone (07) 349 7944 or mobile 027 242 3652

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