COVID-19: One new case to report in New Zealand today

COVID-19: One new case to report in New Zealand today

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

There was no 1 pm press briefing today.

Today the Ministry of Health has reported that 17 people are isolating in the Auckland quarantine facility from the community and 9 people who are also included who have tested positive for COVID-19 and their household contacts.

One person who has COVID-19 is currently at Middlemore hospital. The patient is in isolation on a general ward.

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Since August 11 the contact tracing teams have identified 4,073 close contacts of COVID-19 cases. 4,073 have so far been contacted and are now self-isolating or have already completed self-isolation.

The number dropped yesterday due to records being identified as duplicates in the system.

The total number of active COVID-19 cases is currently 44, and of those 30 are imported and are in MIQ facilities. 14 are community cases. 

The one new case brings a total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 1,480. This is the number that the Ministry of Health reports to the World Health Organisation.

Laboratories yesterday processed 4,969 tests, bringing the total number of tests that are completed to date to 960,559.

There are now 2,285,600 users registered on NZ COVID Tracer.

The NZ COVID Tracer app has recorded a total of 79,195,293 poster scans, and users have created 3,443,349 manual diary entries in NZ COVID Tracer.

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