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3 new imported cases of COVID-19

3 new imported cases of COVID-19

Posted October 17, 2020
Health

Media Release: Ministry of Health

There are three new cases of COVID-19 to report from managed isolation in New Zealand today.

The imported historical case will be officially reported in the Ministry’s figures tomorrow. Information about this case was included in the update yesterday.

For the three cases reported today, the first imported case arrived from the UK via Singapore on October 9 and is in managed quarantine in Christchurch. They tested positive as part of routine testing around day three.

The second and third imported cases arrived from the United Arab Emirates on October 13 and are today being transferred from managed isolation to Auckland’s quarantine facility. They tested positive as part of routine testing around day three.

The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 is 1,527, which is the number reported to the World Health Organization.

Nine people are now recovered which means the total number of active cases is 40 – all imported cases. There are no active community cases of COVID-19. There is no one in hospital with COVID-19 in New Zealand.

Yesterday, laboratories processed 4,794 tests, bringing the total number of tests completed to date to 1,026,725.