A patient at Auckland's Waitakere Hospital has tested positive for Covid-19.

A Waitemata District Health Board spokesperson said the person presented at the emergency department with Covid-19 symptoms and was put in a separate area.

The spokesperson said there were a small number of people in that area, who will be monitored and tested.

However, they said there was no direct contact with other patients.

The overall exposure risk is considered low.

Since testing positive, the patient has been discharged to managed isolation.