(12月19日)(中英)新西兰社区新增 55 例新冠病例,奥克兰41例,新增5例Omicron病例(总数13例)

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今天社区新增55 例新冠病例——奥克兰 41 例,怀卡托 4 例,丰盛湾 3 例,塔拉纳基 7 例。

卫生部在今天下午 1 点的更新中说,全基因组测序在国际入境者中又发现了 5 例 Omicron 病例,使新西兰的Omicron病例总数达到 13 例。

其中 4 例仍处于管理隔离状态,1 例现已康复并出院。

该部表示:“康复的病例于 12 月 7 日从伦敦经新加坡抵达。” “该病例在第 0/1 天检测出 Covid-19 呈阳性,因此在 MIQ 中受到严密管理。他们在具有传染性时从未出现在社区中。

There are 55 new Covid-19 cases in the community today – 41 in Auckland, four in Waikato, three in the Bay of Plenty and seven in Taranaki.

Whole genome sequencing has detected five further cases of Omicron in international arrivals, taking New Zealand’s total to 13 cases with the variant, the Ministry of Health said in today’s 1pm update.

Four of these cases remain in managed isolation, while one has now recovered and been released.

“The recovered case arrived from London via Singapore on 7 December,” the ministry said. “This case tested positive to Covid-19 at day 0/1 and was accordingly closely managed in MIQ. They were never in the community while infectious.

专家说,需要加强管理隔离限制,以尽可能长时间地将 Omicron 排除在社区之外。

墨尔本大学流行病学家托尼·布莱克利教授表示,仅靠疫苗是不够的,而迈克尔·贝克教授表示,将下个月的边境重新开放推迟到 1 月份只是他建议的保证新西兰人安全的三项措施之一。

卫生部定于今天下午 1 点发布最新的 Covid 信息,包括 MIQ 是否有更多 Omicron 病例。

目前,新西兰有 8 例 Covid-19 变体病例,全部处于管理隔离状态。

Blakely 告诉 Newstalk ZB,现在人们认为 Omicron 进入社区的风险非常高。

在新西兰的每一天都是“Covid 赌场的轮盘赌”。

MIQ 比以前更好,但并不完美。

Blakely 说,每次在 MIQ 中发现一个新的 Omicron 病例时,都有扩散出来的风险。

他说,所有工人都接种疫苗并不能阻止Omicron 传染出去。

贝克对此表示同意,称“由于人为因素,MIQ 永远不会是完美的”,但这就是为什么他希望政府立即采取行动,停止下个月计划中的边境重新开放,而是将其推迟到 2 月份。

他说,我们需要不断更新 Omicron 病例的高风险国家名单,并对 MIQ 和港口工作人员以及机组人员进行更频繁的检测。

他说,这些都是 Covid 可能或已经潜入新西兰的地区,因为之前任何一次爆发的源头仍未最终确定。

“最重要的事情之一是查看进入 MIQ 的病例数量,并相应地调整我们的旅行政策。”

Omicron 接触者在 MIQ 的时间已经从 7 天增加到 10 天,但这还不够。

“每次感染者到达 MIQ 时,都会增加病毒逃离 MIQ 的风险,而且还记得我们从现在开始的三个最大的爆发……我们不知道其中任何一个的确切来源。

“我们不能完全确定这只是 MIQ。”

Omicron 应该继续被视为严重疾病,直到更多人了解它及其对海外住院治疗的影响。

它仍然是同一种病毒,它仍然以同样的方式传播——通过室内气溶胶甚至短暂的接触。

由于澳大利亚和英国的病例现在越来越多,仅潜伏期就需要大约一周的时间,因此应该在除夕或元旦之前了解更多信息。

“再过两周你就会生病,或者人们是否会开始死亡。

“在你开始看到不利影响之前,我们有大约一个月的滞后时间。可能需要更长的时间。”

There were 39 new community cases announced on Saturday, and four new cases with the Omicron variant had been detected in MIQ facilities.

周六宣布了新增 39 例的社区病例,并在 MIQ 设施中发现了 4 例 Omicron 变体的新病例。

(12月18日)(中英)新西兰社区新增 39例新冠病例,奥克兰25例,MIQ10 例,新增4例Omicron病例

Managed isolation restrictions need to be tightened to keep Omicron out of the community for as long as possible, experts say.

Melbourne University epidemiologist Professor Tony Blakely says vaccines alone won’t be enough, while Professor Michael Baker says pushing out next month’s border reopening until January is just one of three measures he recommends to keep Kiwis safe.

The Ministry of Health is set to release its latest Covid information at 1pm today, including whether there are more cases of Omicron in MIQ.

There are currently eight cases of the Covid-19 variant in New Zealand, all in managed isolation.

Blakely told Newstalk ZB the risk of Omicron getting into the community was now seen as very high.

Each day in New Zealand was a “roll of the roulette wheel in the casino of Covid”.

MIQ was better than it was, but is not perfect.

Blakely said every time a new Omicron person was found in MIQ, there’s a risk it’s going to jump out.

He said things like vaccinating all workers aren’t that great at stopping a person from carrying Omicron out.

Baker agreed, saying “MIQ would never be perfect due to the human factor” but that was why he wanted the Government take immediate action in halting next month’s planned border reopening and instead push it out until February.

He said we needed to continuously update our list of high risk countries of where Omicron cases were coming from into New Zealand, and carry out more frequent testing of MIQ and port staff as well as air crew.

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