COVID-19: One new case reported in managed isolation

COVID-19: One new case reported in managed isolation

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There is one new case of COVID-19 to report today in managed isolation. There are no new cases in the community.

Of the new case, they arrived from India via Singapore on 31 October. They were transferred from Grand Mercure’s managed isolation facility to Auckland’s quarantine facility on 5 November after a family member tested positive for COVID-19.

Genome sequencing for Case A shows a direct link from November’s quarantine cluster to two returnees at Auckland’s quarantine facility. The contact between Case A and the returnees is still being investigated according to the Ministry of Health.

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A ‘wide’ review of CCTV footage is being looked at to determine the exposure event for Case A’s infection.

The remaining close contact of Case A has returned a negative test result.

Of Case B’s 55 identified close contacts, 48 have returned a negative result, and the rest are pending.

The total number of active COVID-19 cases is 52.

The total confirmed COVID-19 cases are now at 1,631. 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 2,960 tests, bringing the total number of tested completed to date to 1,142,938.

There are now 2,347,700 users registered on NZ COVID Tracer app.

The app has recorded a total of 110,851,967 poster scans, and users have created a total of 4,579,834 manual diary entries.

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