There is one new case of Covid-19 in the community today, which is linked to the Auckland cluster.
Director of Auckland Regional Public Health Service Dr William Rainger confirmed the new case at a press conference alongside Health Minister Chris Hipkins at Auckland’s Middlemore Hospital today.
Two new cases of Covid-19 have been identified in New Zealand today, one in managed isolation and one in the community, Auckland Regional Public Health Service director William Rainger says.
The case in managed isolation is a woman in her 30s who arrived from the Philippines via Hong Kong on 29 August, and tested positive at day three of her stay at Distinction Hotel in Christchurch, Rainger says.
He says the community case has been epidemiologically linked to the Auckland cluster.
Minister Hipkins says this is the first time he has returned to Auckland since the re-emergence of cases in the community.
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