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The Ministry of Health has confirmed a fourth positive test to COVID-19 in New Zealand.

The Ministry of Health has confirmed a fourth positive test to COVID-19 in New Zealand.

Posted March 06, 2020

Media Release: Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health has confirmed a fourth positive test to COVID-19 in New Zealand. 

This positive result is for a New Zealand citizen in his 30s, the partner of the second case announced earlier this week.

Immediate details of the case history of the Auckland couple, who recently arrived home from northern Italy, were outlined on Tuesday. 

Contact tracing is underway and close contacts are already in self-isolation.  

The Ministry will provide a further update later today.