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West Coast Covid-19 cases update - 18 April 2022

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Need to take a COVID-19 test?

Rapid antigen tests (RATs) can be ordered and then collected by:

- people with COVID-19 symptoms or who are a household contact

- critical workers who are household contacts

- border workers who are required to be tested under the Required Testing Order.

Before going to a collection site, place an order via OR free call 0800 222 478.

Details for West Coast RAT collection sites including opening hours are available online -

Further information:

How to use a Rapid Antigen Test -

-Please note, the Ministry of Health’s daily reported cases today on the West Coast may differ from those reported at a DHB or local public health unit level. This is because of different reporting cut off times and the assignment of cases between regions, for example when a case is tested outside their usual region of residence.


Inpatients (COVID-19 cases) admitted from midnight 16 April to midnight 17 April: 0

COVID-19 cases in Te NÄ«kau Hospital (total) as at 18/04/2022: 2

COVID-19 cases in Intensive Care Unit/High Dependency Unit: 0

The West Coast DHB is not currently reporting admission times, districts of origin of people in hospital with COVID-19; or ages of people admitted with COVID-19. The small numbers on the West Coast mean it is too easy to identify individuals.

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