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Covid-19 coronavirus Delta outbreak:10 Auckland schools with positive cases, two university libraries exposure sites

Potential exposure sites across Auckland and Wellington are set to soar past 500 today as the pandemic’s infection toll worsens.

Last night another large Auckland secondary school was added to the ballooning list along with a floor on the library at Auckland University and a mall fashion store.Earlier in the evening a pre-school, a busy mall department store and a South Auckland fruit and vegetable store were included.

There are now 210 cases of Covid in this current outbreak spread across two main cities.There are 198 people infected in Auckland and 12 in Wellington.

Ōtāhuhu College became the 10th Auckland school to be linked to the current Delta cluster.

A Facebook post on the college’s page confirmed a person at the school had tested positive for Covid-19.

All students and staff were now being considered as close contacts and needed to isolate.

Those who were at Otahuhu College on August 17 between 8.30am and 3.15pm and on August 16 from 8.30am to 4pm were told to isolate and get tested on day 5 and 12.

The same advice went for anyone at Level 3 Library at AUT City Campus on August 16 between 10.15am and 5pm.

The AUT’s student accommodation site has been logged as a location of interest nine times.

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Other recent locations of interest include Krispy Kreme in Westfield Newmarket, Chemist Warehouse Albany and a laundromat in Takanini.

One new Wellington location of interest was added yesterday. Those who shopped or worked at Kilbirnie Pak’nSave on August 18 between 7.25am and 7.40am have been required to isolate and get a test on day 5.

The Ministry of Health has now listed 491 locations of interest at 360 sites.

So far there are six epidemiologically-linked subclusters within the outbreak. The largest cluster associated with the AOG church in Mangere is sitting at 105 cases and the Birkdale Social Network cluster associated with the very first case is at 36 infected people.


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