Daily COVID-19 Developments (5.09.20)

Daily COVID-19 Developments (5.09.20)

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There are 3 new total cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand today.

1 in a managed isolation facility, detected as an imported case. 2 are community cases.

The total number of active cases is 112. 38 of those are imported cases in MIQ facilities, 74 are community cases.

There are 2 people with COVID-19 in hospital today.

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1 is currently in ICU (Intensive Care Unit)

Today, there is one previously reported cases who are considered to have recovered.

The 3 new cases bring a total number of confirmed cases to 1,416, which is the number MOH (Ministry of Health) reports to the World Health Organization. 

Case information:
One of the cases has been linked as close contact to the Americold household sub-cluster and the case is a close contact of a confirmed case linked to the Mount Roskill Evangelical Church sub-cluster.

Both the two community cases have been epidemiologically linked to the wider Auckland August cluster. 

The one imported case is a young child linked to a previously identified case who arrived from India on 23 August. As a result, the child was already in quarantine with family members at the Auckland quarantine facility.

“Since August 11, our contact tracing team has identified 3,222 close contacts of cases, of which 3,177 have been contacted and are self-isolating, and we are in the process of contacting the rest,” said Ministry of Health in a press release.

There are 77 people linked to the community cluster who remain at the Auckland quarantine facility, which includes 60 people who have tested positive for COVID-19.

Hospital/Recoveries:
One is in North Shore Hospital’s general ward and one in ICU in Waikato Hospital.

One of the previously reported cases is now considered to have recovered.

On 4 Sept a man in his 50’s passed away with COVID-19. Earlier today (5Sept) there was a confirmation of a second death related to COVID-19 in the last two days. The total deaths in New Zealand is now 24.

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Testing:
Yesterday testing laboratories nationally processed 9,470 tests for COVID-19, bringing the total number of tests completed to date to 807,460.

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