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No new cases of COVID-19

No new cases of COVID-19

Posted September 28, 2020

Media Release: Ministry of Health

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

There are 18 people isolating in the Auckland quarantine facility from the community, which includes 9 people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and their household contacts.

One person is in hospital with COVID-19 at Middlemore hospital. The patient is in isolation on a general ward.

Since August 11, the contact tracing team has identified 4,075 close contacts of cases, of which 4,072 have been contacted and are self-isolating or have completed self-isolation. Health staff are in the process of contacting the rest.

The total number of active cases is 55; of those, 28 are imported cases in MIQ facilities, and 27 are community cases.

The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 is 1,477.

Yesterday, laboratories processed 3,539 tests, bringing the total number of tests completed to date to 951,954.

Lower testing figures on Saturdays and Sundays are not unusual, however this is a good reminder that we can’t afford to be complacent.

Testing is one of the key measures to provide reassurance there is no spread of COVID-19 in the community.

Stay home if you’re unwell , call Healthline or your GP and get a testMaintain good hygiene practicesSign into places, using the NZ COVID Tracer app or keep a record

All these measures will be particularly important during the school holidays as New Zealanders increasingly travel around the country.

If you have symptoms and are away from home, call Healthline who will be able to tell you where you can get a test.

An update on the three cases reported on 23 SeptemberPublic health services continue to contact trace, test and isolate close contacts of the three community cases reported this week.

There are now a total of 44 close contacts associated with these cases. All are now self-isolating. All but two have returned negative test results and the remaining two results are pending.