COVID-19: Two new imported cases reported today in New Zealand

COVID-19: Two new imported cases reported today in New Zealand

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There are two 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. 

Of the two new cases, the first was imported and arrived in New Zealand on October 9 from India via Dubai. The person was transferred to a managed isolation facility in Hamilton and tested positive on day 3 of testing. Following their positive result, they have now been transferred to Auckland’s quarantine facility.

The second was imported and arrived in New Zealand on October 12 from San Francisco and the person was transferred to a managed isolation facility in Christchurch and tested positive after displaying symptoms.

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The total number of active COVID-19 cases is currently 42 – which are all imported cases. There are no active community cases. 

The total confirmed COVID-19 cases remain at 1,518. This is the number that the Ministry of Health reports to the World Health Organisation.

Laboratories yesterday processed 5,196 tests, since the new results after duplicates, the revised number of total tests processed to date is at 1,016,853.

There are currently 2,307,400 users registered on NZ COVID Tracer App.

The App has recorded a total of 91,889,488 poster scans so far.

Users have created 3,849,194 manual diary entries in the App.

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