There are 103 new community cases of Covid-19 today, including a staff member at a Māngere care home.
Counties Manukau DHB staff are supporting residents and staff of the David Lange Care Home and testing is currently being undertaken with residents and staff.
Of today’s new cases, 88 are in Auckland, nine are in Waikato, five are in Bay of Plenty and one is in the Lakes DHB area. There is also one new case in Christchurch which will be formally included in tomorrow’s tally.
The person has direct links to a Canterbury case we reported last weekend. They were in isolation during their infectious period. The case investigation is under way, however early indications are that it is unlikely that there will be any locations of interest.
In addition, the Ministry of Health is today confirming a case in Ōpōtiki, in the Eastern Bay of Plenty, who is also isolating at home. This case, who normally resides in Ōpōtiki, was tested outside the Eastern Bay of Plenty before returning home and is not included in the region’s case numbers today.
There are currently 70 people with Covid-19 in hospital including five in intensive care.
Today’s case details
There are nine new cases being reported in Waikato today. The Ministry of Health has not revealed where these cases are based or whether they are linked to the wider outbreak. Six new locations of interest were confirmed in Te Kūiti yesterday.
All five new Bay of Plenty cases are in the Tauranga area. Three are linked to previously reported cases and links with the two remaining cases are currently being investigated. All five cases are isolating at home.
Finally, there is one new case in the Lakes DHB region. This case is in Rotorua and is linked to a previously reported case. They are isolating in managed accommodation with public health oversight.