The overall condition of Nelson Hospital’s main block was given the sixth worst score in the country. Photo: File.

Five more Covid-19 cases in Nelson


Nelson has four new confirmed cases and one new probable case, the Ministry of Health has announced.

It says that all cases are travel-related and there is no evidence of a community outbreak in the region. Travel-related can mean a case is related to someone who has recently travelled.

Twenty five of the cases are in isolation at home or in their place of usual residence and two cases are in hospital – one in Nelson Hospital in a stable condition, and one in Wairau Hospital in a stable condition. There are no patients in the intensive care unit.

A ‘probable case’ is a person who has returned a negative lab test result but the clinician treating them believes that, based on clinical symptoms and exposure history, that they are very likely to be a case.

Contact tracing is underway as required by the Nelson Marlborough Public Health Service (NMPHS) and the national close contact tracing service.

These are the number of tests undertaken on April 1

These are the total number of tests that have taken place in the region.