Covid-19: Another positive case confirmed in Christchurch

A third positive case of Covid-19 has been confirmed in Christchurch.

It comes after a case was announced on Wednesday and a second case – a family contact from the first – Thursday.

The health ministry said in a press release that the latest case recently traveled to the North Island and that a probable link to another case was under investigation.

“Each new case is an urgent reminder to get tested if you don’t feel well. Testing in large numbers will help minimize and contain the spread of Covid-19 in Christchurch. “

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Earlier on Friday, a second bus line in Christchurch was designated as a place of interest.

The last location is bus number 3, fleet 2976, from Christchurch Airport to the City Center Bus Interchange (Platform A) between 2:30 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. on Saturday, November 13.

The Health Ministry urged the Cantabrian to continue checking places of interest, and for those who had taken flight NZ1295 from Auckland to Christchurch on Saturday to take a test, if they hadn’t already done so, and monitor symptoms for 10 days after exposure.

The first case, a woman who lives in a household of six in south-east Christchurch, tested positive for the virus after attending a tangi for an immediate relative in Auckland.

Three of the woman’s children, all under 11 and attending Te Waka Unua School in Woolston, have been moved to a managed isolation and quarantine center.

The ministry declined to provide information on the age, gender, vaccination status, current state of health or suburb of the second or third case, citing confidentiality reasons. They declined to answer a question about when the third case traveled to and from the North Island, or when it became symptomatic.

“In this case, public health officials do not deem the requested information necessary to support the response of Covid-19 in Christchurch. “

Eastgate Mall, Countdown Eastgate and Christchurch Airport have previously been identified as landmarks. The first two sites were visited twice, but on different days.

A fourth place of interest identified in the city was a bus connecting the bus interchange to Eastgate Mall on Saturday afternoon.

Testing has intensified in Christchurch following news of a new community case.

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Testing has intensified in Christchurch following news of a new community case.

Friday’s Place of Interest was the second bus route and the fifth Christchurch Place of Interest to be declared.

The latest vaccination data shows that 93.8% of the eligible population of the Canterbury District Health Council have received a dose of the Covid-19 vaccine – 83.1% are fully vaccinated.

Additional capacity has been added to the existing community testing centers in Christchurch, Orchard Rd and Pages Rd. Both are open seven days a week. Further details are available on the CDHB website.

A drive-thru vaccination clinic in Addington stays open until 7:30 p.m. every night of the week, and a pop-up vaccination event in the New World Ferry Rd parking lot runs from noon to 6:30 p.m. on Friday.

There were 167 new cases of Covid-19 confirmed Thursday as part of the Delta community outbreak: 142 in Auckland, 17 in Waikato, five in Northland, one in Bay of Plenty, one in the Lakes District and one in Canterbury.

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