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Latest news 1 July 2020|We have no COVID-19 community cases in Auckland

The last community case of COVID-19 in Auckland was reported on 22 May 2020. The only COVID-19 cases currently in Auckland are people who have recently returned from overseas into managed isolation and quarantine facilities.

Since that time we have done more than 50,000 community tests - all negative.

The good news is that there is no evidence of community spread in Auckland (or anywhere in New Zealand).

This means the only people in our community who now need to be tested are people who have symptoms and are at higher risk of contracting COVID-19, for example because they work at an airport.

This change to the testing criteria is outlined in the Ministry of Health case definition which was updated on 24 June 2020. 

If you have symptoms and think you might need a FREE COVID-19 test call your local doctor or Healthline (0800 358 5453).

* The only COVID-19 cases currently in Auckland are people who have recently returned from overseas into managed isolation and quarantine facilities. 

Daily COVID-19 testing numbers in metropolitan Auckland (updated on weekdays)

As at 1 July 2020

 

 

 

Tests at CBACs (Community Testing Centres)

Tests in primary care

(General Practice and Urgent Care Clinics)

TOTAL

Monday 29 June

384

397

781

Tuesday 30 June

284

312

596

Wednesday 1 July

207

271

478

Thursday 2 July

 

 

 

Friday 3 July

 

 

 

Saturday 4 July

 

 

 

Sunday 5 July

 

 

 

Current list of Community Testing Centre 

Click here

If you have symptoms, phone Healthline (0800 3585453) or your local GP first to see if you need to be tested or not.

If you need to be tested:

  • Plan your trip: if you are advised to get a FREE test at a CBAC please avoid the rush hour period if possible – the best times to go are between 10am and 2pm 

    • Please be patient while you wait – our CBACs have had some very busy days. Our teams are working hard and will test you as soon as possible
    • CBACs staff will ask you again about your symptoms to see if you need a test
    • Please also be considerate of people in the neighbourhoods where CBACs are located – when it is busy we put traffic management plans in place to reduce the impact on neighbours. Help us by following the instructions of our staff and the traffic management team.
    • If you need a test, it will be FREE anywhere you are tested if you meet the criteria.
                   

Our current CBACs and their opening hours are below. We have extended opening hours and opened two new CBACs in response to the recent increase in demand. 

Should I get tested?

Because there is no community spread in Auckland the only people in our community who need to be tested are people who have symptoms and are at higher risk of contracting COVID-19.

If you have any of the symptoms of COVID-19, call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 or your local GP to see if you need to be tested or not.

You are at higher risk if in the 14 days before your symptoms started:

  • You were in contact with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19
  • OR you travelled overseas
  • OR you had direct contact with a person who has travelled overseas within the past 14 days (eg Customs and Immigration staff, staff at quarantine/isolation facilities)
  • OR you worked on an international aircraft or shipping vessel
  • OR you cleaned at an international airport or maritime port in areas/conveniences visited by international arrivals.

The symptoms of COVID19 are:

  • Cough
  • Loss of smell
  • Sore throat
  • Fever
  • Runny nose
  • Shortness of breath

If you have any of the symptoms of COVID-19 and fit any of these higher index of suspicion (HIS) criteria, call Healthline (0800 358 5453) or your local doctor to talk about getting a test.

In addition if the Auckland Regional Public Health Service advises you to be tested you should follow their advice.

The testing of people who have recently returned to New Zealand and are in managed isolation and quarantine facilities is managed separately.

How can I protect my whānau/whaanau?

Although we don’t have community cases of COVID-19 in Auckland it’s still important to be vigilant.

The same actions that protect you and your whānau/whaanau from COVID-19 will also keep you safe from the flu, colds, and other infectious diseases.

Washing your hands continues to be one of the easiest ways to keep yourself safe. Continue to cough or sneeze into your elbow or a tissue, clean surfaces, and stay home if you’re sick.

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