Omicron arrives to our shores, Harbour Bridge cycle lane ruled out and a bouncy castle tragedy in the latest NZ Herald headlines. Video / NZ Herald
Contact-tracing capacity has nearly doubled to help ring-fence outbreaks over summer, but Ayesha Verrall warns it won’t help much if engagement with the marginalised isn’t improved.
The Associate Health Minister says the new standing capacity
The performance benchmark is at least 80 per cent, the same as for isolating contacts within 24 hours of the contact being identified. This also failed to reach the benchmark in those first two weeks, though it was only just below par.
From 6000 to 11,000 contacts a day
According to data platform Tūtohi, only 72 per cent of the 120,000-odd people who engage with mental health or addiction services are fully vaccinated.