3 Nov 2021

Person with Covid-19 isolating at home found dead

10:09 pm on 3 November 2021

A person with Covid-19 self isolating in Auckland has been found dead.

3d rendering coronavirus cell or Covid-19 cell disease in blood.

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The person was found deceased by a family member visiting them today.

They had tested positive for Covid-19 on 24 October and had been isolating at home in Manukau with public health oversight.

Manurewa-Papakura Ward councillor Daniel Newman has called the death a tragic example of the toll that the pandemic is having on South Auckland.

The Ministry of Health says currently the cause of death is unknown and it may have been Covid-19 or some other cause.

The death will be referred to the Coroner, it said.