Daily COVID-19 Developments (3.09.20)

Daily COVID-19 Developments (3.09.20)

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There are 2 new total cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand today.

There is 1 in the community and 1 in managed isolation. The community case has been epidemiologically linked to the Auckland cluster.

The total number of active cases is 115. Of those, 36 are imported cases in MIQ facilities and 79 are community cases.

There are 7 people with COVID-19 in hospital today.

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2 are currently in ICU (Intensive Care Unit)

There are 16 previously reported cases who are considered to have recovered today – all community cases.

The 2 new cases bring a total number of confirmed cases to 1,408, which is the number MOH (Ministry of Health) reports to the World Health Organization. 

Case information:
The case in managed isolation is a woman in her 30s who arrived from the Philippines via Hong Kong on August 29. She has been in MIQ at the Distinction Hotel in Christchurch and tested positive around day 3 of her stay.

Since August 11, the contact tracing teams have identified 3,162 close contacts of cases, of which 2,984 have been contacted and are self-isolating, and they are in the process of contacting the rest.

There are 92 people linked to the community cluster who have been transferred to the Auckland quarantine facility, which includes 67 people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and their household contacts.

Hospital/Recoveries:
There is one in Auckland City, two in Middlemore, two in North Shore, and two in Waikato. Five people are in a ward, and two are in ICU – one each in Middlemore and Waikato Hospitals.

There are 16 previously reported cases who are considered to have recovered today – all community cases.

Testing:
Yesterday testing laboratories nationally processed 10,521 tests for COVID-19, bringing the total number of tests completed to date to 788,081.

NZ COVID Tracer:
NZ COVID Tracer has now recorded 2,067,900 registered users. There have been 352,814 posters created.

To date, there have been 34,197,613 poster scans and 2,230,390 manual diary entries.

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