AOG Māngere Church Service Emerging Cluster in Auckland’s Delta Outbreak

Tuesday 24 August 2021, New Zealand. Latest reports from New Zealand’s covid-19 delta variant outbreak states there are now 107 Covid cases, 99 of them in Auckland and eight in Wellington.
An Assemby of God church in Auckland has been identified as an emerging cluster by New Zealand’s Health Director Ashley Bloomfield who says several new cases are linked to a service at the Samoan Assembly of God in Māngere between 9am and 3pm on Sunday, August 15..”There are these clusters emerging and one is around the Samoan Assembly of God,” he said.

A number of positive cases including three in Wellington were at the church service and the event is now a priority for contact tracers, says Bloomfield.