MEDIA ADVISORY: Level of information available on confirmed and probable cases

Friday, 3 April 2020

Level of information available on confirmed and probable cases

We appreciate media want to know about the number of cases and the breakdown of where those cases are within the Bay of Plenty District Health Board area and the Lakes District Health Board area.

The Ministry of Health is updating the confirmed and probable numbers by DHB on their website, as well as the number of inpatients across all the 20 DHBs and which hospital they are in.  

The Ministry of Health has now approved Toi Te Ora to communicate the regional breakdown of confirmed and probable cases for the Western Bay of Plenty and Eastern Bay of Plenty (covering the Bay of Plenty District Health Board area) and Rotorua and Taupo (covering the Lakes District Health Board area). This information will be published on the Toi Te Ora website between 2pm and 3pm daily.

The BOP Health COVID-19 Response website will be updated too.

For privacy reasons, neither the Bay of Plenty District Health Board nor Lakes District Health Board are unable to provide any further details on any COVID-19 inpatients.

Thank you for your understanding. We’re all in this together.

ENDS.

Bay of Plenty District Health Board                         Lakes District Health Board

Public Information Manager (PIM)                             Public Liaison Manager
eoccommunication@bopdhb.govt.nz sue.wilkie@lakesdhb.govt.nz