Several new locations of interest have been added by the Ministry of Health this afternoon including multiple bus routes in Auckland.
Among them is the 325 bus from Mangere East to the Mangere Town Hall from 12.20 pm to 12.40 pm on August 28 and from there back to Mangere East from 1.40 pm to 2.00 pm is one of them.
That bus, the 325 from Otahuhu to Massey Rd, is also a location of interest for a trip on the 25th from 1.55 pm to 2.15 pm.
Other bus trips added today that are locations of interest include the 361 from Manukau Bus station to Otara at 9.15 am to 9.45 am on the 25th and the 323 from Mt Wellington to Otahuhu on August 26 at 1.45 pm to 2.00 pm and at the same time from Niall Burgess Rd to Mt Wellington on the 27th.
Those who rode one of the buses during those times are advised to self-isolate for 14 days after the exposure, test immediately, as well as on day five and 12 after being exposed.
New retail stores have also now been included with the Waterview Superette and Lotto now listed as a location of interest twice, the first dates back to August 22 from 11 am to 11.15 am and the second on the 24th from 8.15 am to 8.30 am.
Pak'nSave Clendon between 1 pm and 1.45 pm on the August 21 is now also a location of interest.
People who were at the Waterview Superette and Lotto at the times listed are asked to stay at home, get tested immediately as well as at day five then continue to stay at home until they receive a negative day five test result.
Meanwhile those who were at Pak'nSave Clendon at the exposure time need to self-monitor for Covid-19 symptoms for 14 days after they were exposed and If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until they get a negative test result and until 24 hours after symptoms resolve.
Three new grocery stores in Auckland were also added as locations of interest by the Ministry of Health this morning.
Included in the new locations is Family Food Mart Ōtāhuhu, which was visited four days ago, on August 1 between 11.45am and 12.15pm.
A Countdown Northcote visit was also within the past week. Anyone who was at the store between 10.30am and 12pm on August 31 is asked to self-monitor for 14 days.
Village Foodmart in Papatoetoe is the other new location, because of a visit on August 20 between 12.15pm and 1pm.
If you were at these locations at any of the times listed above, the Ministry of Health is asking you to self-monitor for Covid-19 symptoms for 14 days after the exposure.
If symptoms develop, get a test and stay at home until you get a negative test result and until 24 hours after symptoms resolve.
Yesterday it was announced that 30 per cent of the latest cases had exposure events, and 70 per cent of the latest cases had been in isolation for their whole infectious period.
There were 20 new cases announced yesterday, bringing the total outbreak to 782, including 17 in Wellington.
On Friday, two small grocery stores in neighbouring Auckland suburbs also joined the list of potential exposure sites.
Skinny Point England Superette in Point England and Supa Value Supermarket in nearby Glen Innes were both added in the ministry's 4pm update on Friday.
Anyone at the Point England store from 8.15am to 8.45am on August 25 is asked to stay at home and get tested immediately.
The same instructions apply for anyone who was at the Glen Innes market from 8.21am to 9.30am on the same day.
The number of mystery cases - where a link can't be found to the current cluster - halved on Friday, from 65 the day before to just 31.
Some 35 per cent of Friday's cases had exposure events where they might have passed the virus on to others.