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Third positive wastewater test confirmed in Tairawhiti

A third positive wastewater test for Covid-19 in the space of nine days has been confirmed for Tairāwhiti.

The sample was taken on Monday and the Ministry of Health this morning advised of the positive result.

“The testing is showing the virus was being emitted by a person or people in the community,” a statement on the Ngāti Porou Hauora Facebook page said.

“The results may be related to a person still emitting the virus but now no longer infectious, or new active cases in our community.

“Whatever the genesis of the positive samples, the messages for the community remain the same — it is important that if you are experiencing flu like symptoms or meet the list of criteria in this post, you test and isolate.”

As of yesterday morning, 89 percent of eligible people in Tairāwhiti had had at least a first vaccination dose while 80 percent were double dosed.

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