There are 65 new community cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand today.
There was no media conference today. In a statement, the Health Ministry said 34 of these cases are linked, 10 are household contacts, and 31 remain unlinked with investigations continuing.
Earlier today, the Ministry of Health said a second test for Covid-19 in Te Awamutu’s wastewater returned a positive result.
The sample was taken on Wednesday, after detection of Covid-19 in wastewater on Tuesday.
Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield told Morning Report those who contracted Covid-19 despite being fully vaccinated were likely to require shorter periods in isolation.
Vaccinated people appeared to be infectious for a shorter period of time, he said.