COVID-19: 3 new cases reported in New Zealand today

COVID-19: 3 new cases reported in New Zealand today

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There are four new cases of COVID-19 to report today in New Zealand. All cases are reported in managed isolation. There are no new cases in the community today.

The imported historical case reported yesterday will be officially reported in the Ministry’s figures tomorrow.

Of the three new cases, the first was imported and arrived in New Zealand on October 9 from the UK via Singapore and is in managed quarantine in Christchurch. They tested positive on day 3 of testing.


The second and third cases are imported and arrived in New Zealand on October 13 from the United Arab Emirates and today are being transferred from managed isolation to Auckland’s quarantine facility. They tested positive on day 3 of testing. 

The total number of active COVID-19 cases is currently 40 – which are all imported cases. There are no active community cases. 

Further details about the suspected historical case under investigation are expected to be released later today.

There is no one in hospital with COVID-19 in New Zealand.

The total confirmed COVID-19 cases remain at 1,527. This is the number that the Ministry of Health reports to the World Health Organisation.

Laboratories yesterday processed 4,794 tests, since the new results after duplicates, the revised number of total tests processed to date is at 1,026,725.

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