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The Ministry of Health reports six Covid-19 cases have been identified in the community in Taranaki.
They tested positive in Stratford, while another person was reported in hospital. The results are likely an explanation of the virus detected in wastewater samples on November 9.
All six cases were clearly linked. A link to the Auckland outbreak is being investigated.
Each confirmed case was tested today and returned positive results in the evening. They are all isolating at home.
Interviews are underway, and contact tracing will commence tomorrow to rule out any locations of interest.
Recent visitors to Stratford or anyone in the area with symptoms related to the virus, no matter how mild, are asked to get a test.
Where to get a test; testing pop-up clinic at the War Memorial car park from Friday to Sunday, 10am-2pm every day. Taranaki Base Hospital from Saturday, 10am-3pm, and Sunday, 10am-3pm. Hawera Hospital from Friday to Sunday, 10am-1pm.
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