Two Covid-19 cases in Tairāwhiti


Two Covid-19 cases have been reported in Tairāwhiti today.

Coronavirus testing - doctor`s hand in medical glove holding test tube with Coronavirus positive blood over laboratory desk.

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Both people are in the same household – the second person has been in self-isolation and will remain there for another 9 days.

There are no places of interest at this point.

The positive results follow repeated wastewater tests detecting Covid-19 in the Tairāwhiti area this month.

People are urged to get tested if they have symptoms.

There’s a testing centre on Peel Street in Gisborne which is open today, Chirstmas Day and Boxing Day.

Just yesterday, locals told RNZ they were concerned about Covid-19 reaching their region, but said it was inevitable it would.

The last case was last year – a person who had been in managed isolation and did not infect anyone else.

Ninety percent of eligible people in the region have had their first dose of the vaccine.

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