It started about a month before a 13-year-old Papatoe Toe high school student complained of muscle pain.
She and her mother went to Taranaki from their South Auckland home for a short break
They went to popular local landmarks with their hosts, including spending a day around Egmont National Park.
So when a ninth grader (dubbed Case A by health officials) felt pain and malaise a few days later, she put it on a lively weekend outdoors.
Unknown to her and her mother, known as Case B, a laundry worker at the in-flight meal company LSG Sky Chefs, this pair is the first case in the current Valentine’s Day community cluster and has so far 15 people. Residents of South Auckland have been infected with Covid. 19.
Vaughan Quiro, principal of Papatoetoe High School, said teens attended school only one day of the week as the new high school semester began, holidays shortened the first few weeks and shifted the start date. After taking a family break, she did not return to class before going to the doctor with her mother.
However, during a short time in a large school in South Auckland, my classmates and another senior were infected with the virus and then my family.
Her self-employed tradie dad, a man in his 40s known as Case C, was also positive, and health officials described him asymptomatic. Only one in a four-person household escaped infection.
Health officials said how a mother or daughter identified as a highly contagious UK B.1.1.7 strain picked up the virus, or one of four infected students with a junior girl at school. I still don’t know how I got in touch.
The second family, which tested positive, happened only a few days later.
On February 16, a large class of infected teenage female classmate, Case D, was found to be infected after extensive testing of students and staff.
The next day, her brother, 12th grade at school, Case E and her mother, Case F were positive.
By the weekend, a man in his 40s (Case G) and a girl in his teens (Case H) will be positive and all of the household will be quarantined.
However, at one point, a member of the second household, who had been severely ordered to self-isolate for 14 days, contacted a 21-year-old schoolboy, Case M, who subsequently brought thousands of people across the South. I exposed it. From Auckland to virus.
The first mystery surrounding the sudden infection of students was the main reason the government raised the national alert level and blocked Auckland.
The third Papatoetoe family, which tested positive for Covid, a household of six, was announced a few days later.
Covid sick people included a 10th grade student at Papatoe Toe High School, Case I, her sister, Case J, Case who worked at Kmart, Case K, and their baby sister.
The infection, confirmed on February 23, confused school leaders and health officials and had no apparent relationship with two girls in the school’s junior class.
Then on Friday, another female member of the household, Case L, was found to be positive in quarantine. However, she had a long shift at KFC Botany for several days before moving to quarantine, making fast-food restaurants an interesting place.
Another member of the family, Case O, was announced yesterday. Health officials believe there is no risk to the public as she was already quarantined during the period of infection.
The fourth family of outbreaks includes cases M and N, which came to light on Saturday. There is no clear link to the first case almost two weeks ago, and thousands of people across South Auckland could be exposed to the virus.
A student at Papatoe Toe High School lived at home with the other four, who were negative three times and were asymptomatic.
Case N, a woman in her 40s, was positive despite being asymptomatic. The other three returned a negative test, and health officials said the entire family was isolated.
Yesterday, health officials confirmed a genomic match between households 4 and 2.
This morning, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern revealed that there was contact between the two families during the period of self-quarantine. This became apparent only after further interviews when healthcare professionals tried to establish a link.
The latest case that occurs on the weekend is Case O, which is the contact information for the family 3 households. The person was already in quarantine at the time of his symptoms and was relocated to the Jet Park Quarantine Facility on February 23 as a precautionary measure.
Covid 19 Coronavirus: 4 Family, 1 School, Rule Violator-Valentine’s Day Cluster Unveiled
SourceCovid 19 Coronavirus: 4 Family, 1 School, Rule Violator-Valentine’s Day Cluster Unveiled