There is one new community case of Covid-19 reported today, a girl linked to the Auckland cluster.
In a statement, the Ministry of Health said the child had been in isolation since 30 August due to being a household contact of a confirmed case.
Her case is epidemiologically linked the Botany sub-cluster, which has been genomically linked to the Auckland cluster.
The case of the healthcare worker from the Auckland quarantine facility reported yesterday has been is genomically linked to three people who have been in the quarantine facility, whose cases are linked to the Auckland cluster.
The ministry said this reinforced exposure at Jet Park being the most likely route of transmission.
However the Public Health Unit is continuing to investigate exactly how the infection occurred.
The healthcare worker has five household contacts, and all have returned a negative test result. As close contacts they will remain in self-isolation for the full 14-day period and will be retested twice.
The update on the number of cases comes as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is about to announce Cabinet’s decision on whether to shift alert levels.