COVID-19: Four new cases, one suspected as historic

COVID-19: Four new cases, one suspected as historic

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There are four new cases of COVID-19 to report today in New Zealand. The new cases are reported in managed isolation. There are no new cases in the community today but one is suspected as a historical case and it is currently being investigated. This historic case is not included in today’s reporting numbers.

Of the four new cases, the first was imported and arrived in New Zealand on October 3 from the Philippines via Hong Kong and was taken to a managed isolation facility in Auckland. They tested positive on day 12 of testing. 

The second was imported and arrived in New Zealand on October 10 from Peru via Mexico and the USA and was taken to a managed isolation facility in Christchurch. They tested positive on day 3 of testing.

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The third and fourth cases arrived in New Zealand on October 11 from Hing Kong and they were taken to a managed isolation facility in Auckland. They tested positive on day 3 of testing. They have been transferred to the Auckland quarantine facility.

The total number of active COVID-19 cases is currently 46 – 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.

The total confirmed COVID-19 cases remain at 1,524. This is the number that the Ministry of Health reports to the World Health Organisation.

Laboratories yesterday processed 5,078 tests, since the new results after duplicates, the revised number of total tests processed to date is at 1,021,931.

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