COVID-19: Four new imported cases reported today

COVID-19: Four new imported cases reported today

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

Of the four new cases, two have arrived from South Africa, via Dubai on September 29. The two people have been in managed isolation in the Sudima in Rotorua. They have returned positive test results following an additional test due to previously identified cases on their arrival flight.

They have now been transferred to the Auckland quarantine facility.

The other two cases arrived from Iran via Dubai on October 5. The two people have been in managed isolation at the Rydges in Rotorua and returned positive test results from routine testing on day 3 of their managed isolation. They have also been transferred to the Auckland quarantine facility.

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The total number of active COVID-19 cases is currently 44 – which are all imported cases. There are no active community cases. 

There is no one in hospital or on a ward for COVID-19 today.

The four new cases bring a total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 1,514. This is the number that the Ministry of Health reports to the World Health Organisation.

Laboratories yesterday processed 4,814 tests, since the new results after duplicates, the revised number of total tests processed to date is at 996,955.

There are currently 2,302,948 users registered on NZ COVID Tracer App.

The App has recorded a total of 88,585,463 poster scans so far.

Users have created 3,733,111 manual diary entries in the App.

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