| 02 Jun 2020

South Canterbury COVID-19 Testing Update

Altogether 3,251 COVID-19 tests have been competed in South Canterbury as at the 29 May 2020. Of the 3,251 tests completed 99.51% have been negative and 0.49% have been positive.

The South Canterbury DHB has performed targeted testing focusing on the below:

  • Health care workers working in aged care facilities
  • Health Care workers from the COVID-19 Testing Clinic and COVID-19 Ward
  • Essential workers
  • Maori and Pacific people

The South Canterbury DHB have also held pop-up community testing clinics in the Mackenzie Country, Waimate and Temuka. All of the targeted testing and community surveillance results have been negative.

Media contact:

Karen Berry
Communications Manager
South Canterbury District Health Board
P: 03 687 2395 | M: 021 139 7442