Cases & location alerts
Page updated 22/05/2020, numbers accurate as of 8.00 am
COVID-19 case public notification process
District Health Boards report all new cases to the Ministry of Health by 8am each day. The Ministry of Health announces national case numbers at 1pm daily, based on totals as of 8am.
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.
The total number of cases in Southern is 216 (confirmed and probable).
There are no active cases in the Southern district. 214 individuals have now recovered and two are deceased.
The most recent case in the Southern district was reported on 18 April. Since then there have been no new cases in the district.