Live Covid-19 Updates: 83 new cases in the community

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Sun, 29 Aug 2021, 1:06PM
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Live Covid-19 Updates: 83 new cases in the community

Author
NZ Herald/ Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sun, 29 Aug 2021, 1:06PM

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Director General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield gave an update on Covid-19 in the community.

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TODAY'S UPDATE

  • There are 83 new cases in the community, 82 in Auckland, 1 in Wellington, 496, 15 511 
  • There are 2 new cases in MIQ 
  • There are 34 in hospital, 2 are in ICU, in a stable condition 
  • There are 475 locations of interest. Locations of interest will be removed after 18 days. 
  • 32,771 contacts have been identified 
  • 23,139 covid tests were processed yesterday 
  • No new unexpected detections in wastewater 
  • Jacinda Ardern says of the 475 locations of interest, only 21 have resulted in transmission so far
  • She also says if people do not feel safe in their bubble they can leave

A worker at a managed isolation facility has tested positive for Covid - and 73 essential workers have been infected so far in the Delta outbreak.

The Ministry of Health says an investigation is under way into how the staff member at the Four Points by Sheraton in central Auckland was infected, reports RNZ.

But a spokesperson says they are potentially linked to the community outbreak. Whole genome sequencing is being undertaken to confirm their source of infection.

The Auckland Regional Public Health Service is identifying a small number of close contacts. All workers in managed isolation facilities wear appropriate PPE.

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