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

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New cases of Covid-19 have been reported in Waikato and Bay of Plenty.

KEVIN STENT/Stuff

New cases of Covid-19 have been reported in Waikato and Bay of Plenty.

There were nine new community cases of Covid-19 reported for Waikato on Sunday.

The Ministry of Health, in its daily Covid-19 update, said there were five new cases in Hamilton, two in Te Kūiti, one in Cambridge and one in Kawhia.

It said all were pending investigation for links on Sunday.

One location of interest was identified in Hamilton on Saturday.

There were five pop-up and dedicated testing sites operating across Waikato on Sunday in Hamilton, Ōtorohanga, Huntly, and Te Kūiti.

There were four Covid-19 positive patients in Waikato Hospital, with one patient in ICU.

There were 1580 Covid-19 tests were processed in the Waikato on Saturday.

Public Health staff were now supporting 115 cases to isolate at home.

Bay of Plenty

The ministry reported four new cases in Bay of Plenty on Sunday.

One case was based in the Whakatāne district, three were in the Tauranga area.

The Whakatāne district case and one of the Tauranga cases were linked to previously reported cases.

The remaining two Tauranga area cases were household contacts, with their links to previously reported cases still being investigated.

All four cases are self-isolating at home.

Investigations were continuing into all cases and locations of interest, if and when they’re identified, they will be added to the Ministry of Health’s website.

Public health staff want to reiterate messages to Bay of Plenty people to get tested if they are feeling unwell and get the first and second dose of the vaccine if people had not already.

Details of testing stations in Bay of Plenty can be found on the Healthpoint website.

The ministry said there were now 430 community cases in Waikato, 179 of whom had recovered.

There were 48 in the Bay of Plenty 48 and 26 in the Lakes district which included Taupō and Rotorua. All had recovered.

The percentage of eligible people in the Waikato District Health Board area who had their first dose of the vaccination was 91 per cent while 83 per cent were fully vaccinated.

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