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7 new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation - No new community cases

7 new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation - No new community cases

Posted April 07, 2021
Health

Media Release: Ministry of Health

There are no new COVID-19 community cases to report today and 7 new positive COVID-19 border-related cases in managed isolation since the last update on Tuesday.

The seven-day rolling average of new cases detected at the border is 5.

The total number of active cases in New Zealand today is 81.

The total number of confirmed cases is 2,175.

Since 1 January 2021, there have been 43 historical cases, out of a total of 363 cases.

Auckland February cluster

Public health officials yesterday, 6 April, classified the Auckland February cluster as closed.

This is based on yesterday being 28 days after the last identified case in the cluster was classified as recovered.

The first cases in this cluster were reported to the Ministry of Health on 13 February.

The cluster was made up of 15 community cases.

All the cases in the cluster were able to be linked epidemiologically and through Whole Genome Sequencing.

The source of the outbreak has not been determined.

Testing update

On Tuesday, 3,389 tests were processed.

In the past 7 days, 24,000 tests have been processed, with a seven-day rolling average up to yesterday of 3,429 tests processed.

The total number of tests processed by laboratories to date is 1,920,966.

Medsafe, New Zealand’s medicines regulator, will this afternoon publish its initial report on safety monitoring of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. The report will cover reported adverse events following immunisation.

Medsafe will continue to provide updated information each week. Providing this information, which many other countries are also doing, is standard practice for Medsafe and making it publicly available is part of the commitment to transparency and ensuring people can access this information easily.