MidCentral case alerts

COVID-19 cases in MidCentral DHB

Last updated at 8am on 20 May 2020

MidCentral District Health Board will update this page with the number of confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 within our district.

Current cases

As at 11.59pm on Monday 18 May, 2020, all active cases of COVID-19 in the MidCentral DHB district have recovered.

Cases by type

  • 27 confirmed cases
  • 5 probable cases*
  • 32 recoveries**
  • 0 in hospital

Cases by location

  • Palmerston North - 11 cases
  • Manawatū - 6 cases
  • Horowhenua - 11 cases
  • Tararua - 4 cases
  • Ōtaki - 0 cases

Cases by age

  • 19 and under - 3 cases
  • 20 to 29 - 10 cases
  • 30 to 39 - 6 cases
  • 40 to 49 - 2 cases
  • 50 to 59 - 5 cases
  • 60 to 69 - 2 cases
  • 70+ - 4 cases

Cases by gender

  • Male - 16 cases
  • Female - 16 cases

*Please note, probable cases are not in question but have been diagnosed as probable cases by their clinicians, based on their symptoms and case definitions in place at the time. They are treated in the exact same way as a confirmed case with regards to self-isolation and contact tracing.

**Please note a person is defined as recovered if they have been without symptoms for 48 hours, and it is at least 10 days since the onset of symptoms.

Case reporting process

The level of information provided about specific cases has been decided by the Medical Officer of Health and the Chief Medical Officer, with respect to aligning patients’ right to privacy alongside the public interest in COVID-19.

District Health Boards report all new cases to the Ministry of Health by 8 a.m. each day. The Ministry of Health announces national case numbers at 1 p.m. daily, based on totals as of 8 a.m.

While there can be a lag between confirmation of cases and public notification of those cases, this lag does not create any public health risk. Anyone who is tested for COVID-19 goes into immediate self-isolation. Contact tracing starts as soon as test results are received and close contacts are informed and isolated immediately.

For further information on COVID-19 and the number of current cases in New Zealand please visit the Ministry of Health website.

Visit the Ministry of Health website to find more info on current cases in New Zealand (external website)