The new case is a student at Papatoetoe High School, according to a post on the school’s Facebook page.
“This student has not been at school this week,” the post said.
“More information will be emailed this afternoon around additional testing of households.”
The Ministry of Health said it was notified of the case this morning (local time).
“We are working actively with Auckland Regional Public Health staff on next steps and will release further information at a 1pm media conference at Parliament.”
About 30 students who were in a class with the case announced on Sunday were deemed close contacts, while the rest of the students at the school were deemed casual plus contacts.
Teachers stationed at the school gates were checking students’ names against the roll to make sure none of those 41 attended class.
This morning, school principal Vaughan Couillault said he was not willing to comment on the new case until after the 1pm press conference.
The Auckland District Health Board also would not comment ahead of 1pm.