Counties Manukau DHB suggested the ministry of the publicity occasion on Monday night time.
The case introduced to the hospital’s emergency division on Friday for non-Covid associated points. They have been assessed and admitted, answering “no” to all Covid-19 screening questions. They have been asymptomatic on the time.
The affected person on Sunday developed a cough and was examined, returning a optimistic outcome on Monday. They have been instantly moved to an isolation ward inside the hospital, a Ministry of Well being assertion stated.
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Forty sufferers had been recognized as contacts, “out of an abundance of warning”, a DHB spokesperson stated. Of those contacts, 15 have been inpatients and the remaining 25 have been being followed-up.
There have been additionally 34 workers recognized as contacts – 21 had been stood down with testing plans.
The Ministry of Well being stated though there had been “a quantity” of exposure events at Middlemore Hospital, it wasn’t sudden.
“This isn’t sudden as there are a selection of subclusters in South Auckland, for which Middlemore is the native hospital.”
On Friday, it was confirmed a Covid-positive patient visited the hospital on October 4, leading to 42 sufferers and 18 guests being recognized as contacts. They went to hospital with non-Covid associated points and have been assessed and discharged. They introduced to ED once more on October 7 and have been then remoted, examined and moved to a negative pressure room.
Despite the numerous exposure events on the hospital, none had resulted in transmission to different sufferers or workers.
The Ministry of Well being was anticipated to offer extra particulars at Tuesday’s 1pm briefing.