A case of Covid-19 has been discovered in Whanganui – the first of the Delta outbreak.
According to Whanganui DHB chief executive Graham Dyer, the case was discovered in the city on Saturday.
It’s believed the person travelled to Whanganui from the Waikato but remains in the city in self-isolation.
The case is the first in Whanganui since the original outbreak of Covid-19 at the beginning of 2020.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Whanganui DHB area has had just nine cases of the virus – all in March and April last year.
The region has had a number of close shaves with the virus since the beginning of the Delta outbreak, including a confirmed case visiting a Bulls petrol station in August.
In September, a truck driver with Covid-19 also visited a number of spots along State Highway 1 in the Rangitīkei, en route to Palmerston North.