Infectious diseases expert: Only time will tell whether we have Delta under control

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 31 Aug 2021, 9:25AM
A Covid-19 testing centre in Wellington. (Photo / NZH)
A Covid-19 testing centre in Wellington. (Photo / NZH)

Infectious diseases expert: Only time will tell whether we have Delta under control

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 31 Aug 2021, 9:25AM

Two weeks is a long time when it comes to Covid. 

There are 562 community cases in the current Delta outbreak -- with just 53 new cases reported yesterday. 

That's 30 fewer than the day before. 

Most of the country comes out of Level Four at midnight and Northland is likely to follow on Thursday night, while Auckland faces another two weeks under Level Four restrictions. 

Otago University infectious diseases physician Kurt Krause says told Kate Hawkesby while yesterday's drop in case numbers is encouraging, only time will tell whether we have the outbreak under control. 

"There's new variants brewing around the world, different things are happening. It really has been hard to settle down and be confident about what's going to happen from one week to the next." 

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