There is one new case of COVID-19 in the community linked to the existing Auckland February cases, a household contact of previous cases D, E and F.
The case (case G) is a household contact of cases D, E and F which we announced on Wednesday. This person had previously returned a negative test, taken on Monday 15 February and has been isolating at home and is in the process of transferring to the Auckland quarantine facility.
There is one additional member of this household, who has returned a negative test result, but is also being transferred to the Auckland quarantine facility.
Genome sequencing has been completed for case F and shows a clear link to other cases in the cluster.
There are three new cases in managed isolation. One of the cases in managed isolation is classified as historical and deemed not infectious.