The Ministry of Health has announced a new community case of Covid-19 linked to the current Auckland cluster.
The person is a household contact of Cases I, J, K and L.
The new case has been labelled as Case O and is already in quarantine.
Case O was transferred to the facility on February 23 as a precautionary measure.
The family which the case is linked to is from the family of six members whose other positive cases include a Year 10 student at Papatoetoe High School, a Kmart worker, an infant sibling and a KFC worker.
According to the Ministry of Health, the person became symptomatic yesterday and returned a positive Covid-19 test this afternoon, meaning Case O has been in quarantine for their infectious period.
As a result of the early precautionary measures carried out to contain potential Covid-19 spread from the household there are no new locations of interest and no risk to members of the public, the Ministry of Health said today in a press release.
Whole Genome Sequencing will be carried out to confirm a link between Case O and the other cases in the cluster.
Genomic sequencing has found that Case N is similar to that of Case M and is linked to the current outbreak.