Known case of COVID-19 isolating in Hawke's Bay

Update 1 - Saturday 20 November

Hawke’s Bay DHB has been notified of a permitted traveller from Auckland isolating in Hawke’s Bay who tested positive for COVID-19 after arrival into the region.

Local public health staff are in contact with the case, with investigations ongoing.  Testing of contacts identified is already underway.

Any further updates, including any new confirmed cases (and their respective locations), will be reported by the Ministry of Health via its scheduled public statement tomorrow (Sunday 21 November) at around 1pm.

As standard procedure, any locations of interest are added to the Ministry’s webpage if, and when, they are confirmed by public health officials. 

Medical Officer of Health Dr Rachel Eyre urged anyone in the Hawke’s Bay with COVID-19-related symptoms – no matter how mild – to get tested, even if they are vaccinated.

“It’s important any feeling unwell with symptoms goes and gets tested at one of the many locations available across our region.

“Also if you haven’t been vaccinated against COVID-19 yet, there are lots of opportunities to get a vaccination this weekend.”

COVID-19 testing and vaccination site locations are available on Hawke’s Bay DHB’s website.

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