More community cases have been announced today, including an AUT student and a woman with a link to the border, as Aotearoa’s fight against the Delta variant continues.
There have been 10 community cases since yesterday, including the three reported tonight.
These three include a 60-year-old woman who has a connection to the border. The Health Ministry says interviews are underway to determine any links to the existing cases.
The other two are a man in his 20s who is a partner in a known case that was reported as a positive case this morning; and a woman in her 20s who is related to another case reported today.
Two of the cases announced at 1 p.m. today have also been linked to existing cases, including an adolescent woman who was a close contact for a case reported today and a man in his 20s who visited the home where three of them live. the cases reported today.
An AUT student who was at a conference yesterday is also among the new Covid-19 cases reported in the community today. The student was infected when he attended a conference of Social Institutions in room WG403 on the AUT City Campus between 11:30 and 13:00 yesterday.
See how the day unfolded with the RNZ blog:
Earlier today, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern revealed that there were four new cases of Covid-19, one of which is a worker at the Auckland hospital.
Ardern also revealed that the Devonport Covid-19 case is the Delta variant.
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