Waitakere hospital patient tests positive for Covid-19

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A patient at Waitākere Hospital in Auckland has tested positive for Covid-19.

Photo: RNZ / Dan Cook

A spokesperson for the Waitemata District Health Board said the person presented to the emergency department yesterday with symptoms of Covid-19 and was placed in a separate area.

The spokesperson said there were a small number of people in this area, who will be monitored and tested.

However, they said there was no direct contact with other patients.

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The risk of overall exposure is considered low.

Since testing positive, the patient has been placed in controlled isolation.

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