COVID-19: One new community case has been found in Auckland

BREAKING 17/08/2021

Health officials are currently investigating a new community case of COVID-19 that's been detected in Auckland this afternoon. The varient of this new case is currently unkown. An update from the government is expected at 6pm.

Ministry of Health has said in a statement on their website,

"The case is located in Auckland and a link between the case and the border or managed isolation is yet to be established."
"The Auckland Regional Public Health unit is undertaking interviews with the case for contact tracing purposes. While we collect more specific information all New Zealanders are reminded of the basic public health measures of mask wearing and hand washing. In particular anyone in Auckland catching public transport this afternoon or who cannot socially distance in public spaces should wear a mask as a precaution."

National MP Christopher Bishop has encouraged people to stay calm and to use their tracer app.

In New Zealand 934,207 people are now fully vaccinated.