Director General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield has revealed the latest number of new Covid-19 cases in the community at today’s daily briefing.
Yesterday 13 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in the Auckland community with one case confirmed in managed isolation.
As of yesterday, there were 36 active cases in New Zealand.
Health Minister Chris Hipkins this morning said further Covid-19 cases related to the Auckland cluster would be revealed at today’s briefing.
Latest from the live update:
- Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield announces there are 13 new cases of Covid-19 today, 12 confirmed and one probable. Details of the new cases will go up on the Ministry of Health’s website shortly.
- Dr Ashley Bloomfield says healthcare workers have come under verbal abuse and have been attacked in recent days and that the incidents are totally unacceptable. The virus remains the problem, not people, and no stigma should be attached to those testing positive with the virus, he says.
Subsequently, it was revealed the South Waikato town of Tokoroa has two confirmed cases of Covid-19 and five probable cases.
The information has been confirmed by three district councillors who were told by Mayor Jenny Shattock.
Watch the live media conference, due to start at 1pm, here: