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There are three new cases of COVID-19 to report today in managed isolation. There are two new cases at the border and one linked to the Auckland case D – who is already in quarantine.
One person who tested positive today arrived from the United Kingdom on 10 November via Qatar and Australia. They tested positive at around day 3 of testing; they have also been transferred to Auckland’s quarantine facility.
The second case arrived from Dubai on 10 November. Their test returned positive at around day 3 of testing. They have been transferred to Auckland’s quarantine facility.
The Ministry is also including today another case who had returned a positive test result in a close contact, they were already in Auckland’s quarantine facility, that was reported yesterday as under investigation.
The individual’s initial test result was negative and their subsequent test yesterday returned a weak positive result. A third test was taken yesterday and is now confirmed as positive. These test results indicate that this new case is a very recent infection according to the Ministry.
They are a close contact of Case D and has been in the Auckland quarantine facility since 12 November.
Auckland’s Regional Public Health has identified seven close contacts and three casual contacts, all have so far been contacted and have arranged to get tested.
Testing for all ten contacts is expected to return results by the end of today.
The total number of active COVID-19 cases is 58.
The total confirmed COVID-19 cases are now at 1,645. This is the number that the Ministry of Health reports to the World Health Organisation.
There is no one in the hospital with COVID-19 in New Zealand.
Laboratories yesterday processed 10,525 tests, bringing the total number of tested completed to date to 1,179,587.
This is the highest number of tests in one day during a weekend since Sunday 16 August according to the Ministry of Health.
“Nearly 70% of the testing done yesterday was in the Auckland region, with another 10% in the Wellington region,” said the Ministry.
There are now 2,362,500 users registered on NZ COVID Tracer app.
The app has recorded a total of 115,673,661 poster scans, and users have created a total of 4,805,696 manual diary entries.
More to come soon.
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