Hawke’s Bay DHB Urges People With COVID-19 Symptoms To Get Tested
Hawke’s Bay has four new cases to report today, all are close contacts of people from the Hastings cluster. This takes the number of active cases in the region to 13.
Medical Officer of Health Dr Rachel Eyre said with COVID-19 cases increasing, she urged anyone with cold and flu like symptoms, no matter how mild and even if they were vaccinated, to get tested.
“We are working hard and continuing our investigations and informing any other close contacts to isolate and be tested.
Dr Eyre said people should continue to keep a close eye on the locations of interest reported on the Ministry’s website as more locations were likely to be added as public health official continued their investigations.
“In particular anyone associated with the Tu Step Fitness Class and who was there on the dates and times notified on the locations of interest page, must follow public health advice,” she said.
Drive-in testing centres and booked appointments are available and include:
Saturday and Sunday
To book a test:
Dr Eyre said vaccination was the best protection against COVID-19. Additionally, people eligible for their booster vaccination should get this done for an added layer of protection.
“People vaccinated against COVID-19 are far less likely to need hospital care if they get the virus.”