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  • 0 Covid Update Aug 26th

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    Today sees 5 new case with 2 imported and 3 community cases. 1 is under investigation Concern surrounds people that attended the Mt Roskill Evangelical Fellowships Church on Stoddard Rd in Auckland where 5 people have been diagnosed with C-19. These people are linked to each other but original source is yet to be identified. It's possibly linked to the big Auckland cluster People that attended Services 8th,9th,11th August and a wedding 7th August are asked to get tested.   Video of today's  Covid update with Dr Ashley Bloomfield Average daily use of the Covid App is 1.4million over the last 7days to Aug 26th

  • 0 Covid Update August 25th

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    Today there are 7 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 to report and all are related to the cluster in Auckland. All are Auckland based. There are no new imported cases. Out of the 7 community cases, 2 are linked to a church in Auckland and 2 are household contacts. 1 previously reported case is now considered recovered, the total number of active cases in New Zealand 129 - of which 19 are imported cases in quarantine. This brings our total number confirmed cases of 1,339. We will report this to the World Health Organization. There are 8 people receiving hospital level care for COVID-19 all are part of the Auckland community cluster. There are two patients in North Shore Hospital, one is stable in isolation on a ward (connected to the community cluster), one is critical in ICU. Credit NZ Herald There are four patients with COVID-19 in Middlemore Hospital. Two are stable and each of these is in isolation on a ward. Two are in ICU and are in critical condition. These are the same four patients previously reported and are all part of the community cluster. There are now 160 people linked to the cluster, they have moved into Managed Quarantine facility in Auckland and that includes 89 people who have returned positive tests as well as household contacts. Testing Yesterday testing numbers dropped below 5,000 and DHBs are beginning to report signs of testing fatigue amongst the public. We need to continue our testing efforts and we need the cooperation of all New Zealanders in that process. Use of masks on public transport.  Making masks mandatory is based on the best evidence of medical and scientific experts. This allows us to reopen our economy a bit more while we continue to work to stamp out the virus.     There is plenty of time to prepare for this - more details to come on Thursday around the use of masks. There is a range of support within the community. We would like to acknowledge the efforts and sacrifice of all New Zealanders, and Aucklanders in particular during this time. - Unite Against Covid 19   Receive these news posts and safety alert by registering at www.lert.info

  • 1 Two Auckland Countdowns Close Following Confirmed Covid Cases Visit.

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    Wednesday Aug 19th 2:15pm - Two Auckland Countdowns have closed after people who tested positive for the virus visited the stores. Countdown health and safety general manager Kiri Hannifin says it was contacted by the Auckland Regional Public Health Service about visits made by two separate people to the Quay St Store and the St Lukes store in the Westfield St Lukes mall who later tested positive. "We are now going through our own processes, including closing both stores immediately to deep clean them. We have not been asked to close or clean the stores. This is something we do as an extra precaution," Hannifin says. An alert has been sent to Lert Info subscribers. To get your own Covid alerts register here There is no indication of the risk but most likely low base on similar situations. Just stay alert to symptoms.

  • 0 Covid Update Tues Aug 18th - New Places Of Interest

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    There are two new places of interest that someone who subsequently returned a +ve test, visited. They are Pakn Save Apirana Ave, Glen Innes July 31st around 10:09 am and Aug 8th 10:10am This was their trace app scan time and they were in there for about an hour. Mt Roskill Primary School 10-11 August  2pm to 2pm These people are now isolating. You don't need to do anything apart from looking out for symptoms. The risk is getting Covid 19 from these locations is VERY LOW   If you want the tracer app. click Tracer App Links Want alerts sent straight to you? then register for free at www.lert.info Take care out there

  • 831 Covid 19 Press Conference Aug 17th

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    There are nine new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand, all in the community. Seven are linked to the Auckland cluster, two are still under investigation but are believed to also be linked to the existing cluster. There are 5 people in hospital on wards. There has been a lot of activity in the last couple of days and with the Covid Tracer App getting a great uptake and use. There are now 1,432,000 App users/downloads833,020 Poster scans were done on Sunday/Monday and now there has been a total of 6.2 million poster scans. There are now 210,266 QR posters in businesses. There are four locations of interest: Botany Mall 1-2pm Aug 11th Butta Bean Motivation in Kingsland 5:15am-6:00am Eden Junior Rugby Football Club Sandringham  5:30-6:30pm Aug 11th Guinea Pig Show at Auckland Cavi Club in Hall Rd 10am - 2pm Aug 8th If you have been there, keep an eye out for symptoms. The risk is very low.   Video - Covid Press Conference Aug 17th

  • 0 Covid update Thurs 13th 2pm

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      13 new community cases plus 1 in isolation.   Video Press conference Thurs 13th 1pm   Listening to the full video will help you understand how it can spread   The Covid App has been used for the first time to send alert to people. Click the provider you want, to download the app.    Google link    Apple link   Not on our alert service? Click Here  to register and we can ensure you get updates and alerts each time.    Businesses across NZ must put the Covid Tracer App QR code in all entrance ways before the 19th August to avoid penalties.    

  • 0 Rotorua COVID-19 Alert - List of places visited by infected people

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      Aug 12th 2020, 12:00 A person confirmed with COVID-19 travelled from Auckland to Rotorua last weekend and visited a number of public places in Rotorua. “If you were at one of these places at these dates and times there is a small possibility that you may have been exposed, and so you are considered to be a casual contact. It is advised that you self-isolate and get tested for COVID-19,” says Dr Neil de Wet, Medical Officer of Health for Toi Te Ora Public Health. “You can come out of self-isolation when you have a negative test but you should remain vigilant for any symptoms. If at any later stage you have symptoms that may be COVID-19 you must immediately self-isolate and get tested,” says Dr de Wet. Places visited in Rotorua Date and approximate time Wai Ora Lakeside Hotel Saturday 8th Aug from 3:30pm until Tuesday 11th Aug at 9am Herbs & Spices Thai Restaurant Saturday 8th Aug, 8:00pm-9pm Fat Dog Café Sunday 9th Aug, 1:30pm-2:30pm Pak’nSave Rotorua Sunday 9th Aug, 2:30pm- 3:00pm Rotorua Heritage Farm 3D Art Gallery Monday 10th Aug, 3:00pm – 4.30pm Skyline Rotorua Sunday 9th Aug, 4:00pm - 5:50pm Burger Fuel Redwood Centre Monday 10th Aug, 7pm-7:30pm Don Kebab Monday 10th Aug, 7pm-7:30pm There are currently no other known possible exposure events of concern in Rotorua but this list will be updated if any others are confirmed. Public health teams are also following up a boat cruise in Taupō – those on the boat cruise who may be contacts are being followed up directly. “From the information we have currently, we are not aware of any other possible exposures of concern in Taupō,” says Dr de Wet. It can take from 1 to 14 days after exposure to COVID-19 to start developing symptoms, so anyone who visited these places at these times should remain vigilant for the symptoms of COVID-19 for two weeks from when they may have been exposed. The symptoms of COVID-19 may include a cough, a fever, shortness of breath, a sore throat, runny nose and temporary loss of smell.   www.lert.info for news and alerts.

  • 0 Covid 19 Update 1

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    Covid 19 is insidious in it's spread and can be several generations deep before the start of the chain person is confirmed as positive. Getting tested as soon as possible once you get symptoms will be crucial for you and your contacts safety.   The person at the beginning of this chain could have been infectious for up to 10 days, meaning the transferal could be 3 layers deep. Concerns Auckland outbreak could be 'generations' deep   The Infection Chain   Symptoms    The symptoms of Covid 19 are as follows; Most common symptoms: fever dry cough tiredness   Less common symptoms: aches and pains sore throat diarrhoea conjunctivitis headache loss of taste or smell a rash on skin, or discolouration of fingers or toes   Serious symptoms: difficulty breathing or shortness of breath chest pain or pressure loss of speech or movement   Seek immediate medical attention if you have serious symptoms. Always call before visiting your doctor or health facility.   People with mild symptoms who are otherwise healthy should manage their symptoms at home.   On average it takes 5–6 days from when someone is infected with the virus for symptoms to show, however it can take up to 14 days   Covid Tracing Until something better comes on the market, the Covid Tracer App is a good tool in conjunction with manually recording where you have been. Click Manually Recording  for your own system. (Lert could supply something in the next month or two, but the Govt wants 1.5M distance as the maximum trigger for a contact trace. This can only be done with blue tooth. We use GPS at present and can only go to 5M.)  Below are links explaining the App and the links to the stores You Tube Explainer of Covid Tracer App Apple Store  Google Store       To stay better informed with news /alerts around Covid or more than 20 other types of alerts Click Here There is a FREE option but if you don't want delays, a $2per month Txt service which is pretty reasonable for your families safety.

  • 0 A simple measure to stay at Level 1

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    Kiwis asked to add face masks to emergency supply kits The Ministry of Health has updated its advice on the use of face masks. It is now recommending that households add sufficient masks for everybody who normally lives there, in preparation for a possible outbreak. There is currently no community transmission of Covid-19, so in the mean time there is no need for a mask to be worn in public, the health minister Chris Hipkins said. But Chris Hipkins that if our alert level rises, people will be required to wear masks in situations where social distancing isn’t possible. Bloomfield said masks are just “one tool in the toolbox” to help reduce the risk of Covid-19 being spread, if another outbreak occurs. He said adding masks to the “overall toolbox” is part of the ministry’s plan to try keep us at alert level one. Bloomfield said he’ll be featured in a new Facebook video showing people how to properly use a mask.

  • 0 We still need to contact trace.

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    It's FANTASTIC news that we have zero active cases of Covid 19 in beautiful New Zealand.  However we can't afford to let up completely on being vigilant.   As has been seen other countries you can get spikes. Just compare NZ and American graphs of new cases each day. (John Hopkins University) Below - USA daily new cases Below - NZ Daily New Cases There could be people in New Zealand right now who are asymptomatic (Show no symptoms). These people will circulate as per usual and if infectious, will pass it to someone else. Until someone is diagnosed with Covid we won't know. If you feel unwell - sniffles, cough, loss of taste or other symptoms of Covid, stay home and arrange to see your  doc.  Over the Covid Pandemic Lert Info sent hundreds of Lerts, and kept thousands of people safer with much earlier notice on stuff that could ruin their day. If you too, want to know sooner, register for alerts today.      

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