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The Southland District Health Board reported Wednesday that about 30 percent of the population over the age of 12 in Southland and Otago have been fully vaccinated.
The number of close contacts in Southland and Otago has dropped to less than five, the Southern District Health Board reported Wednesday.
Medical Officer of Health Dr. Michael Bichard said more people who had been in contact with 19 positive cowardly cases have now completed their 14-day solitary confinement.
Butchard said Public Health South continues to support the response to National Cove 19, which has contact tracers managing more than 100 close contacts – most of whom were in Auckland and at the end of their solitary confinement. Were close
This comes at a time when Southern Testing numbers have been dropping with the starting numbers since 3pm, indicating that 179 swabs were taken in Southland and Otago on Wednesday.
Everyone over the age of 12 is now allowed to book their own vaccine, and the board has partnered with the Highlanders rugby team to encourage young people to get a job.
Hamish Brown, head of the Southern Cowed 19 vaccine program, said 276,588 doses of the vaccine have been delivered to Southland and Otago to date, of which 90,417 are second doses.
“Across the district, 61.1 percent of the population has received at least one dose in 12 years, and 29.6 percent have been fully vaccinated,” he said.