Northland DHB has advised that the public to keep a close eye on their health following confirmation of a supermarket worker in Kaikohe who has tested positive for COVID-19.
Currently, there are 13 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Northland, and one probable case.
There are currently NO confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Northland hospitals, 10 are self-isolating at home and 4 have recovered.
Northland Public Health Officials are advising anyone who shopped at New World Kaikohe between 20 and 30 March to keep a close eye on their health.
Northland DHB Medical Officer of Health Dr Catherine Jackson says this is a good reminder to stay at home if you are not well.
“While I acknowledge our community will feel concerned, you only need to be tested if you have symptoms of COVID-19.”
Supermarkets are essential services during Alert Level 4 of the COVID-19 response.
Northland DHB confirmed that the management and team at New World in Kaikohe have taken all the necessary precautions to provide a safe environment for their customers.
They have also confirmed seven Community Based Testing Centres throughout Northland including Kaitāia, and say these centres have been in place for over two weeks.
*If you need medical advice, call the COVID-19 Healthline on 0800 358 5453.