Covid-19 update on 31 August

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There are 49 new cases of Covid-19 in the community, bringing the total number of cases to 612.

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield said all of the new cases are in Auckland.

“It does provide further reassurance that our public health efforts are slowing the spread of the virus,” Bloomfield said.

Of the new cases, 66 percent are family contacts, he said.

“Of the cases yesterday, only 23 percent are considered to have been infectious in the community.”

The current outbreak peaked on the 29th of August. While the outbreak is still not under control, it looks like the virus is contained.

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