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BREAKING: The Ministry of Health has confirmed to the media that there is one new case of COVID-19 in a worker at Auckland’s quarantine facility.
This case has been reported as a community case.
This case was reported to the Ministry on Friday afternoon.
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The individual was tested regularly as part of routine testing for staff in the facility after recently being swabbed on November 3 and returning a negative test on November 4.
The staff member developed symptoms of COVID-19 on November 5 and was tested again that same day, which returned as positive.
Contacts of the worker are currently being traced the Ministry says, and they will be isolated and tested.
Auckland Regional Public Health had notified two businesses from when the worker visited while being infectious.
The positive community case visited the Mezze Bar and Queen St bottle shop (Liquor.com). You can find out the full details of where the case visited here.
The Ministry of Health sent out push notifications to those that have scanned in around the relevant time frame.
The full details of the case and the actions taken by the Ministry in response to the positive community case will be provided at 1 pm on Saturday.