Monday, April 22, 2024

Two new Northland COVID cases

There are two new cases of COVID-19 isolating near Kaikohe, Northland, the Ministry of Health has announced.

The two cases are contacts of a recently diagnosed case in Auckland and are not linked to the earlier reported cases who visited Northland, the Ministry said.

“The individuals recently travelled to the Kaikohe area from Auckland. This was permitted travel under Alert Level 3. The individuals are now isolating,” it said.

“The individuals were tested on 20 October. They were not included in today’s case numbers as their test results were received after the Ministry’s daily reporting period.

“A case investigation is underway and so far it has identified a limited number of close contacts. These individuals are currently being tested.”

Interviews are also being undertaken to determine any locations of interest. People living in the Kaikohe area are being asked to monitor the Ministry of Health’s locations of interest page.

Additional testing in the area is being arranged and details will be available on the Healthpoint website.

Those in Northland are reminded to get vaccinated this weekend if they are not already, the Ministry said.

Vaccination clinic locations across the Northland region are available on the Northland DHB website.

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