There are 4 cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand today. They are all in managed isolation. 1 case is a recent arrival and 3 are classified as historical.
Auckland community case
The new community case has been linked to the Auckland managed isolation worker. Test results of the new case's 3 close contacts have come back negative.
Now that we have this information, we can have greater assurance around the source of this community transmission.
The Ministry of Health is now working with public health officials in Auckland, to investigate how the 2 cases are linked. This includes reviewing their movements, people they may have met, or places they may have visited.
Advice if you’re in Auckland
Everyone in Auckland is strongly encouraged to wear a face covering on public transport.
The more we scan, the safer we’ll be. Continue using the NZ COVID Tracer app and scan the QR codes at the places you visit.
Locations of interest
Following interviews with the case, public health officials have confirmed locations of interest that cases have visited while possibly infectious.
People who visited these locations in Auckland should get a test — even if they have no symptoms.
There are additional testing locations open throughout Auckland.
You should get tested if you:
- have visited a location of interest, or
- have cold, flu, or COVID-19 symptoms.
NZ COVID Tracer app push notifications
Yesterday the Ministry of Health sent out 11 push notifications. These related to 7 locations visited by the latest confirmed case. As of 10am this morning, 51 NZ COVID Tracer app users have received contact alerts from these notifications.
The contact alerts for A-Z Collection, the Vincent Residences and Red Pig Restaurant advised app users to isolate and call Healthline to arrange a test.
The alerts for the other four locations advised app users to contact Healthline if they develop any COVID-19 symptoms.