2 new cases of COVID-19 27 September

Today there are two cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation to report in New Zealand.

Of today’s cases, both are imported cases detected in a managed isolation facility. One person arrived on a flight from Germany on 21 September via the United Arab Emirates and Malaysia.

The other person who tested positive arrived in New Zealand on a flight from the Philippines via Taiwan on 23 September. Both individuals tested positive as a result of tests done around day three and have now both been transferred to the Auckland quarantine facility.

There are no new cases in the community.

In other updates, all passengers on the Christchurch to Auckland charter flight have been tested, except one.

Of those tested, all results are negative including the one pending test result from yesterday which returned negative today.

The remaining passenger is a young child. A risk assessment, including the child’s parent testing negative, has determined the child is considered low risk and no test currently required.

There are 22 people isolating in the Auckland quarantine facility from the community, which includes 10 people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and their household contacts.

One person is in hospital with COVID-19 at Middlemore hospital. The patient is in isolation on a general ward.

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