Five new Covid-19 cases in the community, seven cases from the NZ border

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There are 12 new Covid cases today - five of which are in the community, public health Caroline McElnay says

Four of the new community cases are linked to the "mini cluster" - at the Mt Roskill Evangelical Fellowship in Auckland. There are now 12 positive cases linked to the "mini cluster".

So far, there are 2475 contacts identified to the Auckland cluster - 2433 have been contacted.

There 11 people in hospital, she said. Three of them are in ICU.

But the "mini cluster" is genomically linked to the B111 Covid-19 outbreak in Auckland – meaning it's from the same Covid-19 family.

Officials are calling for anyone who was at services at the Mt Roskill Evangelical Fellowship Church on August 8, 9 and 11, as well as anyone who was at an August 7 wedding, to get tested "as soon as possible".

There were seven new cases of Covid-19 yesterday, all but one were in the community.
There are 10 people in hospital with Covid-19.

Two people were in Auckland City Hospital, four people in Middlemore, three in North Shore Hospital and one in Waikato Hospital.

Eight of those people were on a ward, and one person was in Middlemore is in ICU, as was one person in North Shore.

But the "mini cluster" is genomically linked to the B111 Covid-19 outbreak in Auckland – meaning it's from the same Covid-19 family.

Officials are calling for anyone who was at services at the Mt Roskill Evangelical Fellowship Church on August 8, 9 and 11, as well as anyone who was at an August 7 wedding, to get tested "as soon as possible".

There were seven new cases of Covid-19 yesterday, all but one were in the community.
There are 10 people in hospital with Covid-19.

Two people were in Auckland City Hospital, four people in Middlemore, three in North Shore Hospital and one in Waikato Hospital.

Eight of those people were on a ward, and one person was in Middlemore is in ICU, as was one person in North Shore.

This article was first published on the NZ Herald and is republished here with permission.