New Society Covid-19 case identified in Napier

A person with Covid-19 has been identified in Napier.  (File photo)

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A person with Covid-19 has been identified in Napier. (File photo)

A new Covid-19 case has been identified in Napier.

The case was not announced during Thursday’s press conference at. 13.00, but was rather confirmed in a statement Thursday night by Hawke’s Bay DHB Medical Officer of Health Dr. Nick Jones.

He said the case was safely isolated at home with appropriate health and welfare support in place.

While public health officials continued the investigation, he said all known close contacts in the case had been identified, isolated and tested for Covid-19.

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“Investigations continue to find out how the positive case has hit Covid-19 with any angle being followed up.

“Any sites of interest are also being investigated and will as a standard procedure be added to the Ministry of Health website if and when they are confirmed by public health.”

He said it was crucial that everyone with cold or flu symptoms, no matter how mild they were, be tested for the virus even if they were vaccinated.

“Detecting the virus to prevent it from spreading in the community is in everyone’s interest and the right thing to do, even if you have very mild symptoms.”

It is the first case in Napier since last month in which a man was tested positive the day after moving to the city from Auckland.

There was some confusion at the time and Healthline believed the man was still in Auckland.

Drive-in test centers and booked times are available throughout the holiday period with good capacity.

Drive-in test

  • Pukemokimoki Marae, 191 Riverbend Road, Napier. 10.00 – 15.00
  • Splash Planet, Hastings. 10.00 – 13.00
  • Central Hawke’s Bay Health Center, 1 Cook Street, Waipukurau. 9-16

Jones also urged all unvaccinated people to be protected from Covid-19 and get their vaccine as soon as possible.

In addition, the double-vaccinated and eligible to have their booster vaccination should have this done for an extra layer of protection.

“Getting vaccinated is your best protection against Covid-19. Vaccinated people are far less likely to require hospital treatment if they get the virus,” he said.

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