18 new cases of COVID-19 at border in last two days

18 new cases of COVID-19 at border in last two days

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There are 18 new cases of COVID-19 to report today in managed isolation. There are no new cases reported in the community.

The first case arrived on December 26 from South Africa via the United Arab Emirates. This person tested positive at around day 18 and is a close contact of a case and they are staying in Auckland’s managed isolation facility. The Ministry told thisquality that this case was explicitly within a travel bubble of a previously confirmed case reported on December 31 of 2020.

The second case arrived on December 31 from the United Kingdom via the United Arab Emirates. This person tested positive at around day 12 and they are staying in Auckland’s managed isolation facility.

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The third case arrived on December 31 from the United States. This person tested positive at around day 12, and they are staying at a Christchurch managed isolation facility. The Ministry told thisquality that this case was classed as historical after returning a weak positive result. Separate serology test results indicated that they were previously infected with COVID-19.

The fourth case arrived on January 3 from the United Arab Emirates. This person tested positive at around day 12, and they are staying in Auckland’s managed isolation facility.

The fifth case arrived on January 6 from Russia via Singapore. This person tested positive at around day 6 and is a close contact of a case, and they are staying at a Christchurch managed isolation facility.

The sixth and seventh cases are part of a group in the international mariners. 19 tested positive for COVID-19 later identified 9 cases as historical, where ten were active cases.

The seventh case arrived on January 7 from the United States. This person tested positive at around day 3 and is identified as a historical case, and they are staying at a Christchurch managed isolation facility. The Ministry told thisquality that this case was classed as historical after returning a weak positive result. Separate serology test results indicated that they were previously infected with COVID-19.

The eighth case arrived on January 7 from the United Kingdom via the United Arab Emirates. This person tested positive at around day 6, and they are staying in Auckland’s managed isolation facility.

The ninth case arrived on January 9 from the United Arab Emirates. This person tested positive at around day 3, and they are staying in Auckland’s managed isolation facility.

The tenth case arrived on January 9 from Italy via the United Arab Emirates. This person tested positive at around day 3, and they are staying in Auckland’s managed isolation facility.

The eleventh case arrived on January 9 from India via the United Arab Emirates. This person tested positive at around day 3, and they are staying in Auckland’s managed isolation facility.

The twelfth case arrived on January 9 from South Africa via the United Arab Emirates. This person tested positive at around day 3, and they are staying in Auckland’s managed isolation facility.

The thirteenth case arrived on January 10 from India via the United Arab Emirates. This person tested positive at around day 3, and they are staying in Auckland’s managed isolation facility.

The fourteenth, fifteenth, sixteenth and seventeenth cases arrived on January 10 from Malaysia via Singapore. They all tested positive at around day 3, and they are all staying in Auckland’s managed isolation facility. These four cases are part of a family bubble.

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The eighteenth case arrived on January 11 from the United States and tested positive at around day 0 of routine testing and is staying at a facility in Christchurch.

4 previously reported case of COVID-19 has now recovered. The total number of active COVID-19 cases is now at 76.

The total confirmed COVID-19 cases are now at 1,890. This is the number that the Ministry of Health reports to the World Health Organisation.

The total number of tests that have been completed to date is 1,457,076.

On Wednesday there were 4,519 tests processed and yesterday there were 4,358 tests processed. There’s a seven-day rolling average, and it is up to 3,653 tests processes.

There are now 2,443,320 users registered on NZ COVID Tracer app. The app has recorded a total of 152,965,461 poster scans. There have also been 6,179,816 manual diary entries recorded so far.

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