This story by RNZ is republished with permission
Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield is delivering the latest update on the status of Covid-19 in New Zealand.
There were six new cases of Covid-19 announced yesterday, four in the community and two in managed isolation.
Today, Health Minister Chris Hipkins revealed that two of those cases appear to have been omitted as close contacts in the contact tracing process.
Hipkins said the current community outbreak of Covid-19 is close to being completely contained.
The latest positive case – that of a student at a Henderson girls’ college – has brought the total number of cases in the Auckland cluster to 165.
Hipkins said there it’s likely to be some time before community cases are stamped out.
- If you have symptoms of the coronavirus, call the NZ Covid-19 Healthline on 0800 358 5453 (+64 9 358 5453 for international SIMs) or call your GP – don’t show up at a medical centre.