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Covid-19: 65 new cases of virus in Delta community outbreak, as unlinked cases rise

There are 65 new cases of Covid-19 in the Delta community outbreak, all in Auckland.

Thirty-four of the cases are linked, with 10 being household contacts. A further 31 are unlinked.

There are 107 unlinked cases from the past 14 days.

Auckland, Northland and the Waikato are currently at alert level 3. (File photo)

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Auckland, Northland and the Waikato are currently at alert level 3. (File photo)

There was no press conference on Friday; the numbers were released by the Ministry of Health.

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The Ministry of Health also announced that, due to the number of unlinked cases in the outbreak each day, sub-clusters were no longer being used in the management of active cases.

“The focus is on isolating cases and identifying, testing and isolating close contacts,” the ministry said.

On Thursday there were 71 new cases of the virus, which Director of Public Health Dr Caroline McElnay, said was “sobering but not unexpected”.

Officials expect a doubling of cases of the next 14 days if the trend continues.

There continue to be eight suburbs of interest in Auckland where people with or without symptoms are asked to get tested.

These are: Clover Park, Māngere, Favona, Manurewa, Mount Wellington/Sylvia Park, Henderson, Papakura, and Red Beach.

No 1pm press conference is expected over the weekend either. Instead, case numbers will be sent out by the Ministry of Health.

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This article first show on www.stuff.co.nz Source link Author MELANIE EARLEY on date 2021-10-15 00:20:34

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