The Ministry of Health is reporting 914 new cases of Covid-19 in Southland and Otago. Tuesday's numbers bring the total number of cases in the Southern District Health Board catchment area to 9478. There are also eight people in hospital in the region. Nationally, the ministry reported 23,894 new cases, including 757 in hospital and 16 in ICU. READ MORE: Covid-19: 506 new Covid cases in Southland and Otago Covid-19: 444 new Southern cases Covid-19: 632 new cases in Southland and Otago, 5 in hospital, one death On Monday, the Southern District Health Board announced it will be investigating Covid-19 vaccination provider Engage Safety and auditing 130 others after discovering a cold chain breach. It is in the process of contacting 1571 residents – mostly in the Queenstown-Lakes district – who are being advised to replace their vaccinations after it was alerted to Pfizer vaccines being stored at the incorrect temperature between December 1 and January 28. During the 1pm Covid-19 update on Tuesday, Dr Caroline McElnay said she had spoken to some staff at the Southern DHB but didn't have any more details about how the botch up occurred. "We've had systems in place for any vaccination provider, regardless… Read full this story
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