102 new cases for Q'town, 15 for Central

by Kim Bowden - Mar 07, 2022

The Southern District Health Board has reported 506 new cases of Covid-19 in the community today, with 102 of them in the Queenstown-Lakes area and 15 in Central Otago.

It brings the total number of active cases in the South to 8,536 - in the Queenstown-Lakes area there’s a total 1,535 cases; in Central Otago, 205.

Current cases as of 11.59pm 06 March 2022  (Source SDHB)

Territorial Authority 

New – Positive (PCR & RAT) 

Active Cases 




Central Otago 

















1 535 









Please note, the Ministry of Health’s daily reported cases may differ slightly from those reported at a DHB or local public health unit level. This is because of different reporting cut off times and the assignment of cases between regions, for example when a case is tested outside their usual region of residence. Total numbers will always be the formal daily case tally as reported to the WHO.  Due to the increased used use of RATs and system lag issues there may be a discrepancy in the number of total active cases from the territorial authority break down breakdown. 

The Ministry of Health has today reported there are 696 people in hospital with the virus – five of them in the Southern region and 13 in intensive care.

The SDHB continues to urge people to plan now to self-isolate or care for vulnerable family members if they test positive for Covid.

People who test positive for Covid, and any whānau or housemates at the same residence, need to isolate for at least 10 days – day zero being the day of testing.

During this time, unless you are very sick, you will need to self-manage your isolation as much as possible.

“This could mean ordering groceries or food online, asking friends and whānau to drop off any medication you may need on the doorstep, and generally looking after yourself like you would if you had the flu or a cold.”

Only people who are symptomatic or close contacts of a confirmed Covid case should test for the virus, the SDHB says.

Things to know:

  • Testing locations can be found on the WellSouth website.
  • If you have any questions about Covid-19, self-isolation, or what you need to do if you test positive, please call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.
  • If you are self-isolating and require welfare support such as help getting groceries, please call 0800 512 337. This is for everyone, not just people already on a benefit.  
  • The best way to access the care and support that you and your household need is by filling out the form in the text message you receive after uploading your positive RAT result into your My Covid Record. Please do not delay filling out the form when you receive the text message.
  • If you need help uploading your positive RAT result into My Covid Record, call 0800 222 478.

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