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No new cases of COVID-19

No new cases of COVID-19

Posted September 18, 2020

Media Release: Ministry of Health

There are no new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand today.

There are 54 people linked to the community cluster who remain in the Auckland quarantine facility, which includes 22 people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and their household contacts.

Today there are four people in hospital with COVID-19 – one each at Auckland City and North Shore hospitals and two in Middlemore. Three are in isolation on a ward. One is in ICU at Middlemore Hospital.

Since August 12, the contact tracing team has identified 3,912 close contacts of cases, of which 3,908 have been contacted and are self-isolating, and health staff in the process of contacting the rest.

With no new cases to report and 7 additional recovered cases, the total number of active cases is 70.

Of those, 33 are imported cases in MIQ facilities, and 37 are community cases.

The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 remains at 1,458, which is the number we report to the World Health Organization.

Yesterday, laboratories processed 7,360 tests, bringing the total number of tests completed to date to 897,077.