The number of people who have tested positive for Covid-19 at the Wellsford Community Based Assessment Centre (CBAC) has increased by only one in the last six days.
So far, a total of nine people have tested positive at the centre, up from eight last Friday (April 3).
Coast to Coast Health spokesperson Dr Tim Malloy says the low number testing positive for Covid-19 is extremely good news.
“It suggests the actions this country has taken were early enough and sufficiently robust enough to have made a real difference,” he says.
“In my opinion, they have saved a lot of lives.”
Bur Dr Malloy says this gives no cause for complacency. He says it sometimes happens that there is an early peak in infections followed by a tailing off, followed by a second wave of infections.
He says countries such as Singapore appear to be experiencing a second wave.
“That’s one of the reasons that for the next two weeks we must stay in lockdown to ensure that it does not happen here,” he says.
The Wellsford CBAC covers the region from Warkworth to Brynderwyn but Dr Malloy says not all those tested at the centre necessarily live within this area.
All those who have tested positive at the centre have recently travelled overseas.