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Waikato SARS CoV 2 Lab Testing Report 15 March 2022

15 March 2022

We have greatly reduced the amount of testing done at the hospital lab, due to use of Rapid Antigen Testing in the community. 

Most PCR tests are now completed in under 24 hr. 

Patients admitted to hospital generally have a stat test (ID NOW) done while in ED so their status is known when they arrive on the ward.

A small number of inpatients and staff are having RAT testing

Waikato SARS COV2 Lab Report 2022 Week 10

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Waikato SARS-CoV-2 Lab Testing Report 19 May 2022

19 May 2022

Test numbers are stable and percent positivity is also stable or falling, which is in contrast to the increase in case numbers reported nationally.

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Waikato Respiratory Virus Report 2022 Week 17

3 May 2022

There’s still not much about at the moment except SARS-CoV-2, only a small amount of Rhinovirus. New viruses have not yet arrived in the Waikato since opening the borders.

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Waikato SARS-CoV-2 Lab Testing Report 2 May 2022

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The initial high positivity rates and circulation among children have run their course and spillover into older, fully vaccinated, age groups has also receded.

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