Coronavirus: latest news on the community outbreak of COVID-19 – Saturday, February 5


1:20 p.m. – Case of the day

We are reporting new community cases in Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Lakes, Bay of Plenty, Tairāwhiti, Hawke’s Bay, Whanganui and Wellington.

We are also officially reporting three cases in Nelson Marlborough which were announced by the department yesterday.


Today we are reporting 21 new cases in Northland.

These include 14 cases in Kerikeri, two cases in Kaeo, one case in Kaikohe, three cases in Whangārei and one case in Taipa Bay-Mangōnui.


There are 165 cases to report in Auckland today.

Health and social care providers are now supporting 1,830 people in the region to self-isolate at home, including 728 cases.


We are reporting 34 cases in Waikato today.

Of these cases, 15 are linked to previously reported cases and the remainder are being investigated for links to previously reported cases.

Nineteen of these cases are reported in Hamilton, five in Ohaupo, two in Te Kuiti, two in Ngāruawāhia, one in Tirau and the others in locations under investigation.

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We are today reporting a new case in Rotorua district. This case is linked to a previously reported case.

Bay of Plenty

There are eight cases to report in the Bay of Plenty today, with six linked to previously reported cases and two not yet linked to the outbreak with ongoing investigations.

Of these eight cases, five are in Tauranga and three in the Western Bay of Plenty.


There are two new cases to report in Tairāwhiti today. One such case was first announced yesterday.

Both cases are still under investigation to identify links to previously reported cases.

Hawke’s Bay

Today we are reporting six new cases in Hawke’s Bay, all linked to previously reported cases and isolation.


Today we are reporting a new case in Whanganui district.

The case is a close contact of a previously reported case in another region.

The case was in isolation when it tested positive and, at this point, local public health personnel have assessed that there are no exposure events associated with this case.


We are reporting two cases today in the city of Wellington.

Both cases are still under investigation for links to previously reported cases. One case is in home isolation and the other in managed accommodation.

Today we are posting one additional place of interest in the Wellington area.

  • Jetstar flight 252, Wellington-Auckland, Saturday January 29, 7:59 a.m. and 8:59 a.m.

You are considered a close contact if you were seated in rows 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7. Please isolate yourself, test immediately and on the fifth day after being exposed to this location of interest. Further isolation and testing requirements will be provided by public health.


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