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Waikato Respiratory Virus Report - Week 18

5 May 2020

We have been testing a steady number of patients but found no cases of Influenza, Rhinovirus, RSV or other respiratory viruses over the past month.

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Waikato Respiratory Virius Report 2020 - Week 16

22 April 2020

SARS-CoV-2 is currently uncommon in the Waikato region.

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Waikato Respiratory Virus Report - Week 13

31 March 2020

SARS-CoV-2 detection in the Waikato is still dominated by travel related outbreaks.

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Waikato Respiratory Virus Report 2020 - Week 11

20 March 2020

There are still very few of the traditional winter viruses circulating. This report shows sample and result numbers for the first week of large scale testing for SARS-CoV-2 (cause of COVID-19).

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Waikato Respiratory Virus Report 2020 - Week 10

12 March 2020

Respiratory viral illness is at low levels. A small number of patients with suspected COVID 19 in the Waikato have been tested, but all have been negative so far.

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Waikato Respiratory Virus Report - Week 18

5 May 2020

We have been testing a steady number of patients but found no cases of Influenza, Rhinovirus, RSV or other respiratory viruses over the past month.

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Waikato Respiratory Virius Report 2020 - Week 16

22 April 2020

SARS-CoV-2 is currently uncommon in the Waikato region.

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Waikato Respiratory Virus Report - Week 13

31 March 2020

SARS-CoV-2 detection in the Waikato is still dominated by travel related outbreaks.

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