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There are 2 new cases of COVID-19 to report today in managed isolation, and none in the community.
The first case arrived on February 2 from Zambia the United Arab Emirates. This person tested positive at day 3 of routine testing. This person was a managed isolation guest and was transferred to Auckland Hospital due to a non-COVID-19 related issue. **Their test results returned as positive while they were in Hospital.
The Ministry of Health says that Hospitals are safe to visit. “Local health officials report COVID-19 infection and prevention protocols were in place and followed to ensure the safety of health care workers and the public.”
“Health services are readily available for all managed isolation guests to ensure their health needs are met, and protocols are in place to manage the welfare and safety of staff and the public. The public can be assured hospitals are safe to visit.”
The second case arrived on February 4 from the United Arab Emirates. This person tested positive at day 0 of routine testing and is staying at a managed isolation facility in Auckland.
The total number of active COVID-19 cases is 66.
The total confirmed COVID-19 cases are now at 1,964. 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 1,560,312.
Yesterday 4,044 tests were processed. The seven-day rolling average for tests that have been processed up to yesterday is now at 4,005.
There are now 2,557,477 users registered on NZ COVID Tracer app. The app has recorded a total of 172,847,125 poster scans. There have also been 7,073,374 manual diary entries recorded so far.
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