COVID-19: Five new imported cases, none in the community

COVID-19: Five new imported cases, none in the community

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There are five new imported cases of COVID-19 to report New Zealand today.

Of the five cases that have been reported in managed isolation, this includes three additional international mariners in the Christchurch Sudima Hotel Airport. This report brings a total number of mariners who have tested positive to 32.

The three cases today were tested at day 9 testing as they were part of the group who previously was in close contact with confirmed cases. These three are now in quarantine with the other mariners who had earlier testes that returned as positive.

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Of the remaining two positive cases to report today, the first is a family member of a positive case who was a recent returnee and both were already in quarantine in Auckland’s quarantine facility.

The other case of the remaining two was a recent returnee who arrived from Ethiopia via Dubai and tested positive from day 3 testing. This person has been transferred to Auckland’s quarantine facility.

There are no cases reported in the community today.

One other case has recovered which brings the total number of active COVID-19 cases to 74.

The total confirmed COVID-19 cases remain at 1,584. 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 3,038 tests, bringing the total number of tests processed to date to 1,070,181.

There are now 2,327,600 users registered on NZ COVID Tracer app.

The app has recorded a total of 99,460,306 poster scans, and users have created 4,182,114 manual diary entries.

More to come soon. Refresh the page to see updates.

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