13 new cases of COVID-19 18 August

There are 13 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 to report in the community today.

There are no new cases to report in managed isolation.

Twelve of the 13 new cases are linked to previous cases in the cluster, and one remains under investigation but is believed to be linked to the same cluster.

There are 98 people linked to the cluster who have been moved into the Auckland quarantine facility, that includes 44 people who have tested positive and their household contacts.

There are six people receiving hospital-level care for COVID-19, two in Auckland City Hospital, and four in Middlemore.

The 13 new confirmed cases to report today bring our total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 to 1,293 which is the number we report to the World Health Organization.

One previously reported probable case has now been classified as under investigation.

The total number of active cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand is now 90, of which 69 are part of the recent community outbreak, and 20 are imported cases in managed isolation and quarantine facilities.

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