Ministry of Health reports 68 positive Covid-19 community cases, 1 in managed isolation

Ministry of Health reports 68 positive Covid-19 community cases, 1 in managed isolation

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Sixty-eight new cases of Covid-19 have been reported today in the community while one has been reported in managed isolation.

The total number of active cases in New Zealand is 314. Total confirmed cases are 2,871 since the start of the pandemic in the country.

Total community cases reported in Auckland are now at 263 — Wellington is at 14. The two new Wellington cases are household contacts of a current case and were in isolation during their infectious period.

Out of this cluster, 154 have been identified as epi-linked, with a further 123, which are yet to be established.

277 cases are currently linked to the community outbreak. All cases have or are being transferred safely to a managed isolation facility, under strict infection prevention and control procedures. Use of full PPE gear has been applied.

15 of the community cases reported are in a stable condition staying in hospital, and none are in ICU. Three are in North Shore Hospital, seven are in Middlemore Hospital, and five are in Auckland City Hospital.

New cases in MIQ:
Case one arrived on August 23details not yet compiled/confirmedtested positive on day 1 routine testing and is staying in an Auckland quarantine facility

Testing numbers:
Laboratories have processed a total of 2,854,717 tests to date.

Yesterday, 41,739 were processed across the country, while a seven-day rolling average up to yesterday are at 38,626.

For up-to-date information on all testing locations around the country, go to the healthpoint website.

COVID Tracer statistics:
On the NZ COVID Tracer app, 3,077,439 users are now registered, recording a total of 330,188,428 poster scans.

There have been 14,320,184 manual diary entries done so far.

In the last 24 hours to midday yesterday, 743,324 scans were processed.

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