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North Shore Hospital patient tested positive for Code 19, Emergency Department closed

The Emergency Department and Short Stay Surgical Unit of North Shore Hospital have been closed due to the positive experience of the patient who was being treated there earlier.

North Coast Hospital.

North Coast Hospital.
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The patient, a young man, is now being treated at Vitakre Hospital.

Prior to the current lockdown, he was admitted to North Shore Hospital with an unrelated condition.

Associate Health Minister Ayesha Weirl said. Morning report. The hospital was working ahead of time on the possibility that North Shore might be infected at the hospital before the young man was transferred. He said it would not be clear until he was able to be interviewed.

North Shore Hospital is diverting new patients.

Auckland now has 22 confirmed community cases.

Details of the contact will be released later today, Verrell said.

More to come …

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