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Concerns from an epidemiologist following the confirmation of 60 new community cases of Covid-19 today.
There are 56 new cases in Auckland, including 17 that are yet to be linked to existing cases.
There are another three cases in Waikato linked to the initial Hamilton East case and a case in Katikati in Bay of Plenty that was already announced last night.
Auckland University epidemiologist Rod Jackson told The Weekend Collective he's concerned about the situation in Northland where a Covid case hasn't been cooperating with authorities.
“Doesn't look too bad in the Waikato, I think we might stamp out that one. Auckland, we just have to suppress it until we all get vaccinated. Northland, I’m freaking out in a major way because I think we could have big problems there.”