Health update on the Auckland cluster

To help stop the spread of COVID-19 the Ministry of Health is asking all members of the Mt Roskill Evangelical Fellowship congregation to be retested.

The Ministry also asks anyone who may have had contact with members of the Fellowship to be tested, even if they have previously tested negative or have no symptoms.

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One of the cases reported yesterday is a student at St Dominic’s Catholic College. They last attended school on Friday but left early after starting to feel unwell.

The student was tested over the weekend. Any close contacts who are identified will receive advice on isolating and getting tested.

The whole school community is asked to closely monitor their health and contact their GP or Healthline for advice if they become unwell.

Another case reported yesterday is a driver of the Northern Express bus service. Auckland Regional Public Health Service has released bus journey details, although there are no close contacts from their bus trips.

Contact tracing and quarantine numbers

Since August 11, the Ministry of Health contact tracing team has identified 3,346 close contacts of cases. 3,305 have been contacted and are self-isolating, and the tracing team is in the process of contacting the rest.

There are 74 people linked to the community cluster who remain in the Auckland quarantine facility. This includes 58 people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and their household contacts.

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