10 confirmed Covid19 community cases, no reported South Island cases

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch
Aug 18, 2021 |

There are three new cases of COVID-19 in the community confirmed this afternoon.

These are additional to the seven cases reported previously.

This brings the total community cases at this stage to 10. Nine of these cases have been linked to other community cases and the remaining case has been linked to the border.

Details of the three new cases, who are all in Auckland, are as follows:

  • A man in his 20s. This man is the partner of a known case who was reported as a positive case this morning.

  • A woman in her 60s. Interviews are underway to determine any link to existing cases. This woman has a connection to the border.

  • A woman in her 20s. She has a connection with another case reported today.

In addition, two cases announced at 1pm today have now been linked to existing cases.

  • A teenage woman who was a close contact of a case reported today.

  • A man in his 20s who visited the household where three of the cases reported today reside.

The Ministry of Health said movements of all cases reported continue to be investigated.

Investigations also continue at Auckland City Hospital, where one of the cases worked for four shifts during their infectious period.

Additional locations of interest identified have been added to Ministry’s website.

These include Sky City Casino, Avondale College, several Auckland supermarkets, bars and cafes.

This list will be updated progressively as further locations of interest are identified.

Source: Ministry of Health

Source: Ministry of Health

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch

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