At least 18 passengers from the ship have died and hundreds of confirmed cases in Australia have been linked to the vessel. People in each cluster are from different households, but … New Zealand's number of confirmed and probable coronavirus cases reached 1210 on Wednesday. The largest new cluster is … Defined as being connected through transmission and including people who are not all part of the same household, the number of significant clusters has grown despite our being in lockdown and borders being closed to non-residents. ", However when asked whether Sydney would enter a 10-day preventive lockdown, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian told reporters: "Health advice doesn't request it at this stage.". On March 22, the teacher's case was confirmed and the school was closed. Email us at newsdesk.co.nz, TO READ THE HERALD'S FULL CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE CLICK HERE, 'Real Kiwi bloke': Family mourn 'rough diamond' Covid-19 victim; 6 new cases as death toll hits 20, US eases lockdowns: 'Like I just got out of jail! New Zealand Coronavirus update with statistics and graphs: total and new cases, deaths per day, mortality and recovery rates, current active cases, recoveries, trends and timeline. While most of New Zealand's 368 coronavirus cases have been linked to overseas travel, Ministry of Health officials say there are now several suspected clusters of community transmission. Instead he said NSW should instead opt for an "act fast, act early, beg for forgiveness later" approach which includes a citywide lockdown, mandatory mask wearing and reconsidering major events like hosting the 2021 Test Match between Australian and India. About 120 people from 18 countries descended on New Zealand for the conference on March 4. A team member at the Christchurch compost company tested positive for the disease on March 22. with green beer, a jig off, a band, and festive staff. Two cases, members of the same household, are from the Wollongong area and one is from northern Sydney. George Manning Lifecare and Village — 20 cases. The cluster was declared closed yesterday. As of Saturday afternoon, New Zealand has reported 1312 cases of SARS-CoV-2, the infectious coronavirus which causes the COVID-19 respiratory illness, up … He is believed to have got the virus from a relative who works at a different hospitality venue in town. The COVID-19 pandemic in New Zealandis part of the ongoing pandemicof coronavirus disease 2019(COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2(SARS-CoV-2). We will change the settings in place.". These are clusters with 10 or more cases. "I indicated yesterday and the day before that Greater Sydney is on high alert and that's certainly magnified," Berejiklian said. However, they do represent the spread of Covid-19 within communities. They did a quick tour through the North Island before joining the conference in Queenstown, which went for four days from March 10. We are also doing genome sequencing because, as I said, with Covid you've got to keep a very open mind and we will be making sure that this is the same Avalon [Northern Beaches] strain," she said. New Zealand now has 16 significant clusters, with more than 90 people associated with the two largest of them. New Zealand is also exploring legal action. "The health advice is still such that we have a handle on current outbreak. It was more good news for New Zealand on Thursday, as the Director-General of Health announced no new COVID-19 cases and 12 new recoveries. Overall, the number of people in New Zealand confirmed with Covid-19 in the past 24 hours increased from 552 to 600, with another 47 probable cases. But almost 2700 passengers were allowed to leave the ship, catching trains, buses and overseas flights to get home. On March 10, a nurse visiting from Australia went to see her father at the rest home on the outskirts of Hamilton. "Again, this highlights the fact that Covid could be anywhere, so that is why our advice about wearing a mask maintaining social distance in an while queuing.". ', Six new Covid cases: Should we be concerned? Health officials in Thailand said Saturday that two new clusters of coronavirus cases have been found that appear to be linked to a major outbreak discovered a … Eleven are in the North Island and five in the South Island. Anne Guenole died from Covid-19 in Greymouth. The teacher was swabbed on March 19. On March 17, he got a phone call from a colleague in Australia to say a person who'd been at the conference had tested positive. Atawhai Assisi Rest Home & Hospital — 15 cases. "I had four coaches, about 150-odd people. Given strict visiting restrictions under lockdown, Canterbury DHB believe a staff member brought the disease in. Many of them are linked to big events, described as "a mixing bowl for infection" by the Ministry of Health. New Zealand health authorities say there are "four probable community-based" coronavirus cases linked to Tuesday's discovery of the first COVID-19 cases in … The RNZAF men's and women's rugby teams attended the Anzus Shield rugby tournament in Denver, Colorado, on March 12 with teams from Australia and the United States. Five of the cases involve staff members at Spectrum Care, an Auckland facility caring for people with intellectual disabilities. An infected waiter or someone who handles food is likely to have spread coronavirus. He rang the helpline and was advised to drive to the conference members' accommodation. On April 21, one employee's husband, Alister Peter Brookland, known as Barney, died at his Invercargill home. The first case at the Christchurch rest home was confirmed on April 3. More and more clusters of COVID-19 are popping up across New Zealand. The village eventually had four confirmed cases — two residents and two staff — and 15 probable cases (their tests had come back negative but they showed symptoms early on). "That Croydon family had a number of gatherings over a number of days. "We've been relying in New South Wales on the absolute fantastic work of the contact tracers, it is truly amazing, they're working incredibly hard … but it won't take long for that to be overwhelmed. 7. New South Wales police announced a criminal investigation into the ship's operator, Carnival Australia, while lawyers have mounted a class action. These are New Zealand's 16 significant coronavirus clusters. The programme included presentations at the Millennium Hotel, a gala dinner, visits to various Hereford farms and the Wanaka A&P Show, which was attended by 40,000 people. "There are six cases – three adults and three children, all members of the same extended family and they're all linked to the cluster in the inner west which we're now calling the Croydon cluster," Dr Chant said. Last updated: January 04, 2021, 04:10 But all the other cases, there is some crossover with venues or regions that we have identified as a concern. BANGKOK (AP) — Health officials in Thailand said Saturday that two new clusters of coronavirus cases have been found that appear to be linked to a major outbreak discovered a week earlier among migrant workers in an industrial province near Bangkok.The new cases were found in 19 members of a motorcycling club who held a holiday gathering on Lanta island in the southern province … I didn't': Covid denier's hospital-bed confession, Five signs that Kim and Kanye's divorce was coming. Early in April, the Te Atatū rest home confirmed its first positive Covid-19 result. After the conference, NZ Hereford Association president Colin Corney took a group on a tour through the lower South Island. On April 2, a resident of the Christchurch rest home tested positive. Twenty-two people in New Zealand have tested positive, including residents at Gladys Mary Care Home in Napier. "We're also relying on people exercising their common sense and not putting themselves in a situation which makes them or their family member vulnerable. These are New Zealand's 16 significant coronavirus clusters. Living Earth's owner, Waste Management, has said only four of the cases are team members at the company. 14. A few days later, the Prime Minister announced all schools were to close anyway. The advertisement for the March 17 party at Matamata's Redoubt Bar and eatery said "Let's get sham rocked!" But it … The Ministry of Health website notes that because they are connected to a known or likely patient zero, they're not classified as community transmission. Households in Greater Sydney will now be limited to five people per household on New Year's Eve. On March 22, his test showed he was positive. St Patrick's Day event — 76 cases, 1 death. There are seven new clusters of Covid-19 cases in New Zealand, doubling the number of clusters overnight. Her father showed no symptoms but was tested because of his contact with his daughter. Rosewood Rest Home — 55 cases, 11 deaths. It was attended by 400 delegates and at that time New Zealand only had two or three cases. Your playlist will load after this ad Monday’s update was provided by Dr Ashley Bloomfield, Director-General of Health. They started to experience coronavirus symptoms the next day. In mid-March, a teacher at the Catholic girls' college in the Auckland suburb of Mt Albert was off work with symptoms similar to coronavirus. Before the March 26 lockdown, a stag party was held in Auckland. It was at Oyster Cove Restaurant and Bar, a popular venue overlooking the sea at Stirling Pt. CHT Healthcare Trust chief executive Max Robins has said it's unclear how the virus got into St Margaret's. He was eventually taken to hospital where he died from the disease on April 16. Covid 19 coronavirus: NSW records 18 new cases, Sydney clusters spike 30 Dec, 2020 12:03 AM 2 minutes to read NSW Health officials are scrambling to investigate a new cluster. New Zealand’s Deputy PM has claimed the nation’s new COVID-19 cluster is linked to a quarantine breach after he was told by a journalist. Four days later, the couple learned of the outbreak when a guest told them they had tested positive for Covid-19. The number of significant Covid-19 "clusters" in New Zealand has jumped by seven in just 24 hours, putting further pressure on the health system. After returning from the tour, Corney had a meeting with his general manager and the ministry, who said the risk was low, so they went for a coach tour around Christchurch. These are clusters … The remaining cases are within the community. New Zealand now has 16 significant clusters, with more than 90 people associated with the two largest of them. "So until at least 11.59pm on Wednesday, January 6, we're asking all residential aged care facilities exclude visitors excepting those performing essential caring functions, and obviously end of life.". Tougher restrictions also apply to outdoor gatherings, which have been reduced from 50 to just 30 people. Health officials called him back and said it was unlikely the person was in a contagious state during the time they were at the conference. All six cases in the Croydon cluster are members of the same family and the source of the new cluster is under investigation. The groom's father, Chrysanths (Christo) Tzanoudakis, 87, fell ill and was later admitted to Wellington Hospital. "It's not to say we won't, but at this stage, that is concerning. Napier couple Andrew and June Ranyard — among 56 New Zealanders on board — would later say they had no clue there was an outbreak on board the ship when they disembarked and flew home. New Zealand now has 16 significant clusters, with more than 90 people associated with the two largest of them. New Zealand has reported 13 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, as the country's first outbreak in months continues to grow. One guest was an Air New Zealand steward who had returned from the United States days before. It's a small Catholic school, with slightly more than 700 students. "So effectively doing what Victoria did but doing it probably a bit earlier than Victoria did to prevent a serious second wave. The wedding was held on March 14, at Boomrock Lodge, on 650ha of farmland in Ohariu Valley. NZ Herald news.com.au August 13, 2020 8:06pm New Zealand's biggest outbreak of Covid-19 is at Auckland's Marist College. The newlyweds also became ill, as did staff at the bride's workplace, the Invercargill City Council. By April 9, the cluster had its first death, a woman in her 90s. New Zealand is continuing to close the gap between active and recovered COVID-19 cases, with only five new cases confirmed this week. One came from a cruise ship, where thousands of passengers — many in their golden years — mixed and mingled for 11 days before being allowed to head home without health checks, risking others within their local networks. Marist College is the biggest cluster in the country. "I mean, obviously the Croydon cluster is concerning because there is no established link. On September 4, Americold staffer Alan Te Hiko, who was in his 50s, was the youngest person to die in New Zealand of the coronavirus. A group of mostly middle-aged Wellington friends who travelled together on a trip to New York are among the significant clusters. He is believed to have been asymptomatic. And they do not discriminate by area, with cases in Auckland and down to Bluff. There are three further locally-acquired cases still under investigation. Coronavirus: Singapore to start vaccination on December 30; Thailand sees two new clusters Health workers at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases will … "We request people to urgently get tested. Nine of those cases are linked to the Northern Beaches cluster and six are linked to a new Croydon cluster in a suburb of Sydney's inner west. Ellerslie Gardens Lifecare — 13 cases. CHT St Margaret's Hospital and Rest Home — 35 cases, 3 deaths. It became a cluster, with people who were at the function passing on the disease within their household bubbles. Michigan has had 233 new coronavirus clusters identified in the past week and 1,049 ongoing clusters, with many linked to long-term care facilities, … She tested positive for the disease on March 21. The first case of the disease in New Zealandwas reported on 28 February 2020. New Zealand has fared far better than most countries during the pandemic, but an abrupt resurgence in Auckland last week prompted the government to extend a … The cluster was declared closed on April 25. Photo / AP. 10. "Our preferred advice is that people just stay home for New Year's Eve, but if you must have people over, don't have more than five and please make sure you have adequate social distancing.". The centre was already closed at that point and no clients have been affected. Dr Chant said investigators were yet to find a link between the Croydon and Northern Beaches clusters "despite 24 hours of really intensive investigations". A cluster is believed to have started in the West Auckland community in March. There are two weddings, a stag do, a St Patrick's Day party, an Air Force rugby tournament and a cattle conference that attracted people from 18 countries. She tested positive for the disease when she returned home. But as the groom's father could not make a later date, they decided to go ahead on March 21. At that stage, all of New Zealand's cases had been linked to overseas travel but the teacher hadn't been overseas, or in contact with anyone who had recently returned home. On April 2, Dr Kevin Snee, Waikato DHB chief executive, said they were no longer solely focusing on the event: "It appears there was also some transmission at that site during the surrounding days as well. … It cut short its final leg as New Zealand announced the travel ban, arriving back in Sydney on March 19. A spokeswoman says none of the team's positive cases required hospital care and all had been self-isolating at various Defence Force locations and private residences. The competition was cancelled after three days due to the global spread of Covid-19. A third are where some of our most vulnerable live — rest homes — killing 14 residents, two-thirds of the country's total death toll. New South Wales has recorded 18 new cases of coronavirus in the past day - a worrying surge in numbers compared to recent days - and a new cluster has been declared. There were (at least) 34 close contacts. The Premier pleaded for anyone in the state with even the mildest of symptoms to come forward for testing in a bid to get on top of the outbreak. There are more clusters around New Zealand but the ministry only publicly reports those with more than 10 cases. The ship set off from Sydney on March 8 with guests eating together in the dining hall and at buffets, sharing the pools and sitting side-by-side at onboard shows. A nurse returned from Zimbabwe on March 10 and — due to there being no travel restrictions or self-isolation rules in place — returned to work at the Auckland rest home on March 15 for her night shift. Dr Bloomfield said there are now 10 significant clusters - a cluster includes more than 10 people infected from one source. ", • Covid19.govt.nz: The Government's official Covid-19 advisory website. By March 29, Matamata had nine confirmed cases and was added to the list of clusters. People in each cluster are from different households, but … A couple of days later, a staff member became sick. The source of six is unknown. But concerns the virus is spreading west were revealed by NSW chief health officer Dr Kerry Chant as she announced the new cluster has at least 34 close contacts. The bride and groom considered postponing their wedding as concerns over Covid-19 grew. Ten have been caused by overseas exposure. Now pressure is mounting for Gladys Berejiklian to send all of Sydney into lockdown. 4. The Ministry of Health said yesterday that three were declared closed because there was no longer transmission of the virus associated with the cluster. 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