A growing number of Covid-19 patients are seeking help at emergency departments across Auckland for “routine, non-urgent care”, The Spinoff reports. Case numbers have risen sharply in the city, with almost 8,000 new infections recorded on Sunday, out of just over 12,000 nationwide. Dr Sarah Hartnall, NRHCC clinical operations lead, said hospital emergency departments are very busy, “so please only go if it’s an emergency”. There are currently 210 people with Covid-19 hospitalised in Auckland.