Covid-19 update: 44 new cases in the community today

By RNZ.co.nz and is republished with permission.

There have been 44 new cases of Covid-19 reported in the community today, including three in Waikato, the Ministry of Health has reported.

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There was no media briefing today. In a statement, the ministry said 12 of the new cases are yet to be linked to earlier cases. There are now 26 cases that are unlinked from the past 14 days.

Director of Public Health Dr Caroline McElnay said the higher number of new cases today was not unexpected “because there have been a number of contacts of new cases and we can expect to get fluctuations from day to day”.

Yesterday, there were 29 new cases in the community. Five of those were in Waikato.

There have now been 25 cases in Waikato and 1450 in Auckland in the current outbreak. There has been a total of 1492 cases.

There were also three cases detetced in managed isolation.

– more to come

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