Health

This category includes news and updates related to public health issues, medical research, healthcare policies, disease outbreaks, and efforts to improve healthcare services and overall well-being in New Zealand.

Covid-19 update: 3385 new cases, 13 further deaths

Covid-19 update: 3385 new cases, 13 further deaths

There have been 3385 new cases of Covid-19 reported in the past week, and 13 further deaths attributed to the…
Covid-19 update: 3399 new cases, seven further deaths

Covid-19 update: 3399 new cases, seven further deaths

There have been 3399 new cases of Covid-19 reported in the past week, and seven further deaths attributed to the…
Long Covid: Teachers, healthcare workers most vulnerable occupations, report finds

Long Covid: Teachers, healthcare workers most vulnerable occupations, report finds

Teachers are the most vulnerable occupation to getting Long Covid, which can still affect people four years after catching the…
Why scrapping the term ‘long Covid’ would be harmful for people with the condition

Why scrapping the term ‘long Covid’ would be harmful for people with the condition

By Deborah Lupton* of Opinion – The assertion from Queensland’s chief health officer John Gerrard that it’s time to stop…
Covid-19 update: 4666 new cases, 20 further deaths

Covid-19 update: 4666 new cases, 20 further deaths

There have been 4666 new cases of Covid-19 reported in the past week, and 20 further deaths attributed to the…
Covid-19 update: 4803 new cases, 24 deaths

Covid-19 update: 4803 new cases, 24 deaths

Covid-19 cases have dropped since last week. As of 11.59pm on Sunday, 4803 new cases had been reported, and 24…
Covid-19 update: 5575 new cases, 21 deaths

Covid-19 update: 5575 new cases, 21 deaths

The number of Covid-19 cases reported in the last week is slightly down on the week before. As of 11.59pm…
Covid inquiry visits Northland: Views on checkpoints, kai and vaccines shared

Covid inquiry visits Northland: Views on checkpoints, kai and vaccines shared

Hundreds of Northlanders have been sharing their Covid-19 experiences this week as part of a Royal Commission of Inquiry aiming…
Covid-19 testing in a time of subvariant soup: What you need to know

Covid-19 testing in a time of subvariant soup: What you need to know

With Covid-19 restrictions long gone and an uncertain supply of rapid antigen tests beyond June, some are asking whether diagnostic…
Covid-19 wastewater levels rise for three weeks in a row

Covid-19 wastewater levels rise for three weeks in a row

There has been a small sting in the tail of the Covid-19 Christmas wave, with an apparent rise in cases…
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