7 new COVID-19 cases in 2 days in managed isolation
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Posted January 13, 2021
Media Release: Ministry of Health
There are seven new cases of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation in New Zealand since Monday.
There are no new cases in the community.
Three people arriving from Russia via Singapore tested positive at day 3 on January 7. The three cases are part of the group of international mariners. In total, 17 positive COVID-19 cases have been identified in this group: nine are deemed historical and eight are active cases.
One person arriving on January 7 from India via United Arab Emirates tested positive at day 3/routine testing and is in managed isolation at Auckland.
The other are cases also arrived on January 7 and are in managed isolation in Christchurch.
Two people arrived on a direct flight from America testing positive at day 3.
One person arrived from Puerto Rico via Los Angeles and also tested positive on day 3.
One previously reported case is now regarded as under investigation as a possible historical case. This case was first reported on Sunday as having arrived from the USA on 4 January.
This case is being removed from New Zealand’s tally while we investigate and await a second test result, due later this week.
21 cases have now recovered bringing the total number of active cases in New Zealand to 62. Our total number of confirmed cases is 1,872.
The total number of tests processed by laboratories to date is 1,448,199.
On Monday, 2,187 tests were processed and yesterday there were 4,847 tests processed. The seven-day rolling average up to yesterday is 3,729 tests processed.