One new COVID-19 Community Case confirmed in Auckland

One new COVID-19 Community Case confirmed in Auckland

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The Ministry of Health confirmed to thisquality that there is another confirmed COVID-19 Community Case from Papatoetoe High School in Auckland.

The new case is an older sibling of a student who was a casual plus contact. This individual returned three negative tests and is said to be asymptomatic.

Health Officials undertook several interviews this afternoon to establish how the student became infected.

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Five living in the household got tested and results for other family members will be expected later in the evening. Genomic sequencing will also be done to provide the officials with more information.

On Tuesday, February 23 the new case developed symptoms. They were likely to be infectious starting from Sunday, February 21.

An extensive number of locations of interest will be released on the Ministry of Health website with consistent updates regularly throughout the evening.

For up-to-date information on testing locations in Auckland, visit https://www.arphs.health.nz/ and all testing locations nationwide, visit the Healthpoint website.

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