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2 new cases of COVID-19

2 new cases of COVID-19

Posted July 07, 2020

Media Release: Ministry of Health

Today there are two new cases of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation in New Zealand.There continue to be no cases of COVID-19 in the community. It has been 67 days since the last case of COVID-19 that was acquired locally from an unknown source.

Both cases reported today are returnees who are staying at the Sudima Hotel in Christchurch. The first case is a woman in her 20s, and the second case is a woman in her 30s. They are from the same extended family, and both arrived back in New Zealand from Afghanistan on a repatriation flight on July 2. Both tested positive as part of routine testing around day 3 of their stay in a managed isolation facility.

That brings the total number of confirmed cases to 1,186, which is the number reported to the World Health Organization.

There is no one in New Zealand receiving hospital-level care for COVID-19 – the person who has been in Auckland City Hospital has been discharged back to the quarantine facility.

Two people are now considered to have recovered from COVID-19, which means there are 22 active cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand, all in managed isolation or quarantine.

Yesterday laboratories completed 1,641 COVID-19 tests.

That brings the total number of tests completed to date to 416,924.