Because it occurred: Covid-19 updates on day 6 of lockdown

2021-08-23 11:07:58

The federal government says its ‘extra cautious’ strategy to the Delta outbreak explains why the variety of shut contacts has ballooned to greater than 13,000.

There are actually greater than 320 areas of curiosity and greater than 13,000 shut contacts within the Auckland outbreak.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the variety of contacts is way greater than in different outbreaks, however this has been deliberate.

“Previously, with a big occasion like an awards night, we’d assess all of the folks case doubtless had contact with and deal with these as our most in danger people.

“Now Delta and our extra cautious strategy means we’re treating all these in attendance with warning and asking them to isolate and be examined.”

She says the stage 4 lockdown ought to assist cease any undetected unfold of the virus.

The variety of neighborhood circumstances of Covid-19 grew by 35 at the moment, 33 in Auckland and two in Wellington, taking the entire quantity within the present outbreak to 107.

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