Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield says a Covid-positive person who has been found dead was self-isolating alone at home.
Bloomfield told RNZ there's no indication at this stage that the person required any extra support.
He says a daily check-in is a standard procedure for those Covid-positive people isolating at home, usually an email, and if an email isn't received from the isolating person then a follow-up phone call is made.
Meanwhile, the government is considering the option that Aucklanders have an allocated time slot to leave the region over the summer holidays.
The measure would reduce the risk of queues of traffic at the boundary checkpoints, as vaccination certificates are checked.
Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said no decisions had been made as the government worked through the options.
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