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2 new imported cases of COVID-19

2 new imported cases of COVID-19

Posted October 14, 2020
Ministry of Health

Media Release: Ministry of Health

There are two new cases of COVID-19 to report from managed isolation in New Zealand today. There are no new cases in the community.

The first imported case arrived on 7 October from Bangladesh, via Brisbane and Doha. The person was taken to a managed isolation facility in Hamilton and tested positive as part of routine day 3 testing. Following their positive result, they have now been transferred to Auckland’s quarantine facility.

The second case arrived on 9 October from London, via Dubai and was taken to a managed isolation facility in Hamilton. They tested positive as part of routine day 3 testing and have been transferred to Auckland’s quarantine facility.

The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 is 1,518, which is the number we report to the World Health Organization.

There is one additional recovered case to report today.

The total number of active cases is 40 – all imported cases. There are no active community cases of COVID-19.

Yesterday, laboratories processed 5,850 tests, bringing the total number of tests completed to date to 1,011,657.