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New covid cases in Lower Hutt and the Wairarapa

Two new cases of covid have been reported in Lower Hutt today.

The Ministry of Health says they are from the same household. They had been in Rotorua recently and further investigations and genome sequencing are underway to confirm the source of infection.

Public health staff are working to determine locations of interest arising from the cases in Hutt Valley and also from four cases reported today in the Wairarapa.

All four Wairarapa cases are isolating in the same house. These four have links to the two new cases in Lower Hutt.

Locations of interest named so far by the Ministry of Health:

Wellington Airport
Sunday between 5pm and 6.15pm

Kaitoke Regional Park Public Toilets, Upper Hutt
Sunday from 12am – 11.59pm
Monday from 11.59am – 11.49pm
Tuesday from 12am – 9am

Nanking Takeaways, Cleveland Street, Brooklyn
Tuesday 5.45pm – 6.05pm

Brooklyn Food Market, Cleveland Street, Brooklyn
Tuesday 5.55 – 6pm

Work and Income, High Street, Lower Hutt
Tuesday 10.37am – 10.50am

Work and Income, Main Street, Upper Hutt
Tuesday 9.53 – 10.05am

Only one testing centre was open today in the Hutt Valley. It was open till 4pm – at the corner of Britannia and Udy Streets in Petone.

Lower Hutt mayor Campbell Barry said today:

“Let’s continue to keep our friends, whānau, and people around us safe by scanning in, wearing face coverings when required, sanitising our hands, and getting booster shots if eligible.”

Nine new cases were reported in Auckland today, three in the Waikato, five in the Bay of Plenty, two in Rotorua, and three in Christchurch (who are all household contacts.)

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