The Ministry of Health has confirmeda positive Covid result for a person in the Bay of Plenty.
The person lives in Pukekohe and is in the process of moving to a rural area north of Katikati.
The test was taken yesterday in Auckland.
The test result has a high CT value usually seen in the early or late stage of infection and is under further investigation, including a repeat test, the Ministry said in a statement.
The infected person has been granted an exemption to cross the boundary in and out of Auckland as they are in the process of shifting house.
As part of this, the individual has been having regular surveillance testing– at least five tests have been taken since the beginning of September, the most recent prior test was 5 October. All five of those tests were negative.
The individual who returned the positive result is fully vaccinated and has reported no symptoms, aside from seasonal hayfever.
The Ministry said the person is a consistent user of the Covid tracer app and initial information has identified locations of interest in Katikati and Pukekohe, with details to follow.
All family members have been contacted and are currently isolating, with results from testing expected tomorrow.
The current public health assessment is that the risk appears low given the person’s vaccination status, regular test history, good use of the app and rapid contact, testing and isolation of family members.
Pop-up testing sites will open tomorrow in the Bay of Plenty at:
Katikati Medical Centre, 4 Clive Road, 8.30am – 4.30pm
Katikati Rugby and Sports Clubrooms, Fairview Rd, Katikati 8.30am – 4.30pm (hours will be extended if there is high-demand)
Tauranga Accident and HealthCare, 19 Second Avenue, 8.00am – 6.00pm
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