24 Aug 2021

As it happened: Covid-19 updates on day 7 of lockdown - everything you need to know

8:05 pm on 24 August 2021

A nurse from Middlemore Hospital's emergency department has tested positive for Covid-19.

The case is currently under investigation and the person has been stood down.

The nurse was wearing appropriate PPE whilst at work, was asymptomatic and took appropriate precautions.

The Ministry of Health says the public health risk is low.

Earlier this evening, Auckland University of Technology said nine students tested positive for the virus. It said one of the cases was not on campus while infectious and it is awaiting further information on three.

AUT says it is working with public health authorities to identify locations of interest on campus and close contacts are being contacted directly.

There are locations of interest across the city and North Shore campus, across a number of different days and times.

Separately, the University of Auckland says it is not aware of any more of its students testing positive for the virus.

A student at one of the university's halls of residence tested positive and anyone in the Whitaker and Waipārūrū Halls was told to isolate and get tested.

Meanwhile, there are 41 new cases of Covid-19 in the community today, a day after the country's lockdown was extended.

New Zealand is staying in alert level 4 lockdown until at least midnight on Friday, and Auckland until at least midnight on Tuesday.

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