Live: MIQ worker tests positive for Covid, 29 community cases

Live: MIQ worker tests positive for Covid, 29 community cases

An MIQ worker has tested positive for Covid-19 amid 29 new community cases. The Auckland-based MIQ worker returned a positive result for Covid-19 late yesterday afternoon and is currently in isolation, the Ministry of Health said. The test was taken as part of routine border worker surveillance testing. The Herald understands the person worked at the Stamford Plaza Hotel. Investigations are underway to determine if the infection originated from the community or the facility, the ministry said. The worker is fully vaccinated and up-to-date with regular testing. Household contacts all returned negative tests last night. Whole-genome sequencing is being carried out to determine what variant the infection is and the results will be reported tomorrow. The minstry said there were 29 new community cases and 25 cases at the border. …
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