Coronavirus: COVID-19 case at Auckland City Hospital among four new cases overnight


A staff member at Auckland City Hospital has tested positive for COVID-19.

It’s one of four new cases, a spokesperson for COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins told Newshub.

The hospital staff member was a nurse who was fully vaccinated. 

All the cases are linked to the 58-year-old man who tested positive for the Delta variant of the virus on Tuesday.

“We have a staff member who has tested positive for COVID-19,” the email to Auckland District Health Board staff, forwarded to Newshub, reads. 

“We are concerned about a hospital outbreak and we are therefore taking a number of precautions. We will be carrying out a detailed contact trace over the next day but in the meantime if you have been in Ward 65 in the last five days please contact Occupational Health and get a COVID test.”