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There are four new cases of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation today. There are no cases to report in the community.
Of the four new cases reported today, one is an international mariner staying at the Sudima hotel in Christchurch and was detected at day 15 as a close contact of a day 6 case. The person is now in quarantine.
The second case arrived on October 19 from Milan via Singapore and tested positive at around day 12 of testing. The person is now in Auckland’s quarantine facility.
The third case arrived on October 28 from London via Singapore and tested positive at around day 3 of testing. The person is now in Auckland’s quarantine facility.
The fourth case was detected in managed isolation in Auckland, after being permitted to join a family member recently arrived from overseas. The family member has previously been recorded in our positive case totals. Today’s case will be recorded as an import-related case.
The international mariners, as outlined above, day 15 testing was carried out on all group members who are not already confirmed as cases. This has resulted in one positive case which was already being monitored as they were a close contact.
There is now a total of 31 positive cases connected to the international mariners’ group.
All who met the ‘low risk’ indicators, including those who recovered or returned a negative test result consistently throughout their stay will be eligible to leave managed isolation from tomorrow (November 3).
“We will only release individuals when these testing criteria have been met,” said the Ministry of Health.
“Some individuals in this group have now been tested as many as four times. We want to thank them for their commitment to New Zealand’s testing processes and for contributing to good health outcomes for them and their colleagues.”
The total number of active COVID-19 cases is 81.
The total confirmed COVID-19 cases are now at 1,607. 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 3,046 tests, bringing the total number of tests processed to date to 1,104,113.
There is currently 2,336,200 users registered on the NZ COVID Tracer app.
The app has recorded a total of 104,791,378 poster scans and users have created a total of 4,375,467 manual diary entries.
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