News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search


SDHB COVID-19 Media Update - Sunday 19 April

No new cases in Southern

The Ministry of Health has announced no new COVID-19 cases in the Southern district today. The region’s total is still 216, with 154 now recovered. Confirmed and probable cases are combined for this and future totals, to match Ministry case reporting.

For a breakdown by Territorial Authority please visit the Southern Health website:

First COVID-19 related death confirmed in Southern region

The Director General of Health, Dr Ashley Bloomfield, has confirmed that the death of a man in his 70s at home in Invercargill on Tuesday evening is linked to COVID-19.

“This is very sad news and we send our sympathy to the family of the Invercargill resident,” says Southern DHB CEO Chris Fleming.

“The first death in Southern is something we hoped would not happen and reminds us of the importance of the work we are all doing to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community.”

The Ministry of Health and the Southern DHB request that the family’s privacy is respected.

© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Howard Davis: Naming Names - The Personal History of David Copperfield

Emmy winner and Oscar nominee Armando Iannucci has re-imagined Charles Dickens’ tribute to grit and perseverance through the comedic lens of colour-blind casting, giving the narrative new life for a woke age. More>>

World Of WearableArt: Up Close At Te Papa

Waka Huia, Kayla Christensen, New Zealand An extravagant new exhibition at Te Papa will immerse visitors in the very best of global art and design. World of WearableArt – Up Close (Ao KākahuToi – Kia Tata) is a brand-new exhibition featuring garments ... More>>




  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland