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Waikato Respiratory Virus 2020 Week 39

29 September 2020

Influenza and RSV seem unlikely to cause seasonal epidemics this year.  

Rhinoviruses have reappeared after an absence during the recent COVID-19 oriented level 2 precautions.

Testing for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) continues at about 400 per day and shows the virus is not circulating in the Waikato.  We have seen a couple of instances where people have tested weakly positive many months after their initial infection.  As the virus has not been circulating here, these are unlikely to be cases of reinfection.

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