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SDHB COVID-19 Update 17 May 2022

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Immediate changes to visiting at Southland Hospital, Invercargill 

At 6pm Monday 16 May, the Medical, Surgical and Rehabilitation wards at Southland Hospital will close to visitors. 

Multiple COVID-19 exposures have occurred in the last 24 hours and visiting restrictions are being tightened to protect our vulnerable patients.   

We understand that this will be distressing for patients and their families, and we thank you for your patience and understanding. We appreciate you supporting our health care team to keep our community safe. 

Visiting is available under compassionate grounds. Please contact the ward for further information. 

Current visiting restrictions remain for all other areas with patients to the Emergency Department and Outpatients allowed one support person. Please contact Maternity services and Children’s Ward for specific visitor information. 

Hospitalisation figures 

Current hospitalisations as at 8am 13 May 2022  

Hospital 

Inpatient 

ICU/HDU 

Ventilated 

Total 

 

 

 

 

 

Dunedin 

15 

15 

Southland 

Dunstan 

 

Please note that hospitalisation data does not differentiate between patients admitted because of COVID-19 infection versus those admitted for a separate reason who happen to also have COVID-19. Hospital numbers reported by the Southern DHB include those in mental health wards.   

The Ministry of Health total figures for Southern for the previous 24 hours are: 

  • 781 new positive cases  

  • 4885 (not recovered from last 7 days)  

Current cases as of 11.59pm 16 May 2022  

Territorial Authority 

New – Positive (PCR & RAT) 

Active Cases 

 

 

 

Central Otago 

49 

382 

Clutha 

29 

229 

Dunedin 

352 

2218 

Gore 

44 

161 

Invercargill 

123 

774 

Queenstown-Lakes 

99 

625 

Southland 

46 

292 

Waitaki 

39 

167 

Unknown 

<5 

 

Please note, the Ministry of Health’s daily reported cases may differ slightly from those reported at a DHB or local public health unit level. This is because of different reporting cut off times and the assignment of cases between regions, for example when a case is tested outside their usual region of residence. Total numbers will always be the formal daily case tally as reported to the WHO. Due to the increased use of RATs and system lag issues there may be a discrepancy in the number of total active cases from the territorial authority breakdown. A decision has been made nationally that areas with less than 5 new cases per 24-hour period will be reported as “<5”. All territorial authorities with less than 100 cases will have their case numbers rounded to the nearest 5. We are unable to supply further information. Please contact the Ministry of Health directly for more information about these decisions.