The Southern District Health Board area has overtaken Auckland as the DHB area with the most Covid-19 infections with 15 new cases announced today. The SDHB previously had the most number of cases per 100,000 but now also has the most number of cases in total. The cases per 100,000 in the area has risen to almost 30 in the SDHB off the back of today's new cases, ahead of Waikato which has just over 19 cases per 100,000. Lakes District Hospital was cleaned from top to bottom last night and 36 staff were tested for Covid-19. Lakes District Hospital has treated two Covid-19 cases, including a now discharged Spanish tourist who was one of the first cases of the disease in the South.
Source: Otago Daily Times March 31, 2020 02:32 UTC