As Covid-19 testing continues in Wairarapa, Dale Oliff, the local DHB's chief executive, has warned residents not to become complacent.
Everyone in Wairarapa who had tested positive for Covid-19 has recovered, but that does not mean there may not be a new outbreak, she said.
Anyone suffering from a sore throat, cough or difficulty breathing should call their GP.
"People are being tested for Covid-19 on a daily basis, meaning new cases can emerge. We need people to get tested if they have any symptoms of Covid-19."
Oliff said Wairarapa people should not delay in seeking the care they need.
"We are looking forward to resuming surgical activity in the hospital in the near future, and we do need to remind people that if they are sick they should be seen."
Masterton Mayor Lyn Patterson also said it was crucial people resisted the urge to become complacent.
"I know that it's easy to get a sense that we are in the clear, but we still have a way to go.
"As our government has indicated, New Zealanders have done a phenomenal job at uniting against Covid-19, but we need to keep going.
"Even though we are transitioning to level 3 next week, we know our residents will continue to stick to the level 4 guidelines until then by staying in their bubbles. Alert level 3 still carries strict measures with the overall aim of restricting personal contact."
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