Households in Greater Sydney will now be limited to five people per household on New Year's Eve. Additional restrictions for Sydney's aged care homes have also been announced. However, they do represent the spread of Covid-19 within communities. Berejiklian announced there would be tougher restrictions for New Year's Eve in light of the jump in new cases. 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. 10. All six cases in the Croydon cluster are members of the same family and the source of the new cluster is under investigation. "As a precaution, until we further understand the community transmission across broader Sydney, we are taking a very precautionary approach to aged care visitors," NSW's chief medical officer said. 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. 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 got the virus from a relative who works at a different hospitality venue in town. Living Earth's owner, Waste Management, has said only four of the cases are team members at the company. 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. The Ministry of Health said yesterday that three were declared closed because there was no … The remaining cases are within the community. Anne Guenole died from Covid-19 in Greymouth. These are clusters … Two cases, members of the same household, are from the Wollongong area and one is from northern Sydney. Last updated: January 04, 2021, 04:10 The centre was already closed at that point and no clients have been affected. 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. Before the March 26 lockdown, a stag party was held in Auckland. Atawhai Assisi Rest Home & Hospital — 15 cases. New Zealand has 16 significant clusters, up three since last Saturday. 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. I should've. She tested positive for the disease when she returned home. The teacher was swabbed on March 19. Principal Raechelle Taulu also got it. 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. But almost 2700 passengers were allowed to leave the ship, catching trains, buses and overseas flights to get home. The origins of this cluster remain under investigation. Source: 1 NEWS There is also a cluster of 12 from a Hamilton rest home, nine in Christchurch, as 12 from a … 13. On March 22, the teacher's case was confirmed and the school was closed. 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. He died on April 10. "We don't want New Year's Eve to be the cause of a super-spreader [event]," Berejiklian said. Early in April, the Te Atatū rest home confirmed its first positive Covid-19 result. 4. 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. * Coronavirus: New Zealand is Covid-19-free, last remaining active case has recovered Of the country's 16 clusters, 10 have closed and six clusters were … The first case of the disease in New Zealandwas reported on 28 February 2020. It cut short its final leg as New Zealand announced the travel ban, arriving back in Sydney on March 19. The latest data shows there are 14 "significant" clusters of cases in various different regions of … "We are expecting there will be additional cases linked to that cluster just because of the number of close contacts and the close household contact that a number of those contacts had over the period of Christmas and the following days. "The data we get is ongoing information to us and if the health advice ever changes, I have demonstrated already my Government is quick to act. More and more clusters of COVID-19 are popping up across New Zealand. Given strict visiting restrictions under lockdown, Canterbury DHB believe a staff member brought the disease in. The … "The health advice is still such that we have a handle on current outbreak. New Zealand is continuing to close the gap between active and recovered COVID-19 cases, with only five new cases confirmed this week. 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. These are clusters with 10 or more cases. Five of the cases involve staff members at Spectrum Care, an Auckland facility caring for people with intellectual disabilities. The Ministry of Health said yesterday that three were declared closed because there was no longer transmission of the virus associated with the cluster. But it … So I parked everyone up in a wool shed, no one was allowed to leave until I got some advice.". 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. Photo / AP. After the conference, NZ Hereford Association president Colin Corney took a group on a tour through the lower South Island. There are more clusters around New Zealand but the ministry only publicly reports those with more than 10 cases. 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. The bride and groom considered postponing their wedding as concerns over Covid-19 grew. Dr Bloomfield said there are now 10 significant clusters - a cluster includes more than 10 people infected from one source. A cluster is believed to have started in the West Auckland community in March. St Patrick's Day event — 76 cases, 1 death. Twenty-two people in New Zealand have tested positive, including residents at Gladys Mary Care Home in Napier. They did a quick tour through the North Island before joining the conference in Queenstown, which went for four days from March 10. New Zealand is also exploring legal action. Eighteen more coronavirus cases in New Zealand • Source: 1 NEWS Today there were 18 new coronavirus cases in New Zealand, bringing the national total to 1330. 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. 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. NZ Herald news.com.au August 13, 2020 8:06pm 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. 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. There are three further locally-acquired cases still under investigation. The cluster was declared closed yesterday. 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. 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. "That Croydon family had a number of gatherings over a number of days. New Zealand's largest Covid-19 cluster, related to a wedding reception in Bluff, has closed. It became a cluster, with people who were at the function passing on the disease within their household bubbles. 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 … "So effectively doing what Victoria did but doing it probably a bit earlier than Victoria did to prevent a serious second wave. The competition was cancelled after three days due to the global spread of Covid-19. 3. People in each cluster are from different households, but … It was at Oyster Cove Restaurant and Bar, a popular venue overlooking the sea at Stirling Pt. The first case at the Christchurch rest home was confirmed on April 3. Key points: The 13th infected person was a … Health officials are confident they are on top of the country's Covid-19 clusters … The source of six is unknown. It's a small Catholic school, with slightly more than 700 students. The person contracted the virus after being exposed to an international tourist on March 12, who tested positive when they returned home. Speaking to ABC, physician and broadcaster Dr Norman Swan said Australia likely undiagnosed the virus by "at least a factor of three" and that the state's virus figures could be closer to 450 to 500 cases. These are New Zealand's 16 significant coronavirus clusters. New South Wales police announced a criminal investigation into the ship's operator, Carnival Australia, while lawyers have mounted a class action. … with green beer, a jig off, a band, and festive staff. But as the groom's father could not make a later date, they decided to go ahead on March 21. He was eventually taken to hospital where he died from the disease on April 16. 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Seventy guests travelled from around the country to attend, greeting each other with elbow touches and waves at the ceremony in Invercargill, where the couple live, before the party moved on to the reception in Bluff. We will change the settings in place.". A few days later, the Prime Minister announced all schools were to close anyway. That gives us a sense of the scope and how many we're dealing with.". 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. "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 cluster was declared closed on April 25. It is understood a guest, who was unaware she was infected, had travelled abroad. "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.". 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! People in each cluster are from different households, but … He is believed to have been asymptomatic. On April 21, one employee's husband, Alister Peter Brookland, known as Barney, died at his Invercargill home. George Manning Lifecare and Village — 20 cases. 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. Eleven are in the North Island and five in the South Island. I didn't': Covid denier's hospital-bed confession, Five signs that Kim and Kanye's divorce was coming. And they do not discriminate by area, with cases in Auckland and down to Bluff. Ten have been caused by overseas exposure. New Zealand's number of confirmed and probable coronavirus cases reached 1210 on Wednesday. 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. "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. "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. She tested positive for the disease on March 21. Three residents have died — a woman in her 70s on April 20, a woman in her 70s on April 24, and a woman in her 90s on April 26. 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. 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. The largest new cluster is … Some guests decided not to attend. 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 … ', Six new Covid cases: Should we be concerned? Expert speaks, Coronavirus: What you need to know about latest developments, Covid19.govt.nz: The Government's official Covid-19 advisory website, Fundraising effort to help café owners after burglary surges past $20K goal, One person dead after water incident in Taupō, Waikeria riot reverberates as dust settles and clean-up bill looms, 'Huge fright': Mum furious after rock thrown from overbridge smashes windscreen, WHO Covid investigators denied access to Wuhan, Five signs that Kim and Kanye's divorce was coming. To help with the staffing shortage, on the weekend of April 17, 20 residents were taken to Waitākere Hospital. Events had been held at the school recently — a Fiafia night on March 14, and an extended whānau meeting on March 18. 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. 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. About a dozen passengers reported feeling unwell and had swabs taken for Covid-19. By April 9, the cluster had its first death, a woman in her 90s. "I indicated yesterday and the day before that Greater Sydney is on high alert and that's certainly magnified," Berejiklian said. "I mean, obviously the Croydon cluster is concerning because there is no established link. An infected waiter or someone who handles food is likely to have spread coronavirus. ", 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.". Her father showed no symptoms but was tested because of his contact with his daughter. They started to experience coronavirus symptoms the next day. A couple of days later, a staff member became sick. 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. 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 groom's father, Chrysanths (Christo) Tzanoudakis, 87, fell ill and was later admitted to Wellington Hospital. 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. The advertisement for the March 17 party at Matamata's Redoubt Bar and eatery said "Let's get sham rocked!" Dr Chant said investigators were yet to find a link between the Croydon and Northern Beaches clusters "despite 24 hours of really intensive investigations". Now pressure is mounting for Gladys Berejiklian to send all of Sydney into lockdown. CHT Healthcare Trust chief executive Max Robins has said it's unclear how the virus got into St Margaret's. About 120 people from 18 countries descended on New Zealand for the conference on March 4. New Zealand now has 16 significant clusters, with more than 90 people associated with the two largest of them. Many of them are linked to big events, described as "a mixing bowl for infection" by the Ministry of Health. Your playlist will load after this ad Monday’s update was provided by Dr Ashley Bloomfield, Director-General of Health. There were (at least) 34 close contacts. New Zealand now has 16 significant clusters, with more than 90 people associated with the two largest of them. New Zealand has now notched up two days without any new COVID-19 cases. A team member at the Christchurch compost company tested positive for the disease on March 22. New Zealand now has 16 significant clusters, with more than 90 people associated with the two largest of them. Rosewood Rest Home — 55 cases, 11 deaths. One guest was an Air New Zealand steward who had returned from the United States days before. They are believed to have contracted the disease in the community and not at work. 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). There are seven new clusters of Covid-19 cases in New Zealand, doubling the number of clusters overnight. Tell usDo you know more about any of New Zealand's clusters? On March 22, his test showed he was positive. Of the country's 1499 … At least 18 passengers from the ship have died and hundreds of confirmed cases in Australia have been linked to the vessel. "No matter what great policies or health orders we have in place, you can't cover every single exceptional circumstance and that's why common sense is so important.". People in each cluster are from different households, but … The origin of some remains unknown and under investigation. Four days later, the couple learned of the outbreak when a guest told them they had tested positive for Covid-19. The number of clusters … The newlyweds also became ill, as did staff at the bride's workplace, the Invercargill City Council. The newlyweds had a gathering of family and guests the next day and the steward was said to be coughing. On April 2, a resident of the Christchurch rest home tested positive. 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. ", • Covid19.govt.nz: The Government's official Covid-19 advisory website. 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. "I had four coaches, about 150-odd people. "The precautionary principle is act fast, act early, beg for, forgiveness later because there nice prizes for being late to this party," he said. 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 … Tougher restrictions also apply to outdoor gatherings, which have been reduced from 50 to just 30 people. 14. 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). With 83 new cases of coronavirus COVID-19 confirmed on Saturday, New Zealand now has 451 cases of the respiratory illness that is sweeping the … As New Zealand prepares to ease lockdown conditions from April 28, it can expect new clusters of infections to emerge, as has been happening in northeast parts of China. People wait in a line at a Covid-19 testing station on the northern beaches in Sydney, last week. A third are where some of our most vulnerable live — rest homes — killing 14 residents, two-thirds of the country's total death toll. There are no new Covid-19 cases, or deaths, in New Zealand today. The ship visited Fiordland, Dunedin, Akaroa and Wellington before reaching its final destination of Napier on March 15. The wedding was held on March 14, at Boomrock Lodge, on 650ha of farmland in Ohariu Valley. "We request people to urgently get tested. 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