Covid-19: 20 new community cases in Waikato – Stuff.co.nz

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There were 20 new cases of Covid-19 in Waikato on Monday, five in the Bay of Plenty, and one in the Lakes DHB area (file photo).

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There were 20 new cases of Covid-19 in Waikato on Monday, five in the Bay of Plenty, and one in the Lakes DHB area (file photo).

There are 20 new community cases of Covid-19 in Waikato.

Eight of those cases were from Te Kūiti, seven from Huntly, three from Hamilton and one each from Ngāruawāhia and Ōtorohanga.

This brings the total cases during the Delta outbreak in Waikato to 350. Of those, 187 are active and 163 have recovered.

There were also five new cases in Bay of Plenty on Monday, and one in Taupō.

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There were 2106 tests taken in Waikato on Sunday and 639 people received a vaccine, the Ministry of Health 1pm statement said on Monday.

Testing sites were open across the region, in Hamilton, Ōtorohanga, Huntly, Thames, Te Kūiti, Tokoroa, and Putāruru.

There were five new locations of interest identified on Sunday in Te Kūiti and one in Hamilton.

The region passed 90 per cent of the eligible population having had their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine on Sunday.

Bay of Plenty

Four of the Bay of Plenty’s five Covid-19 cases on Monday were linked to existing cases in Mount Manganui.

Investigations were continuing to find links for the remaining case. Interviews were continuing to identify locations of interest, and can be found online.

Lakes

There was one new community case in Taupō.

The person is a close contact of a known case.

Testing is available today in Rotorua and Taupō, and yesterday 313 tests were taken in the region.

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