7 new cases of COVID-19 17 September

There are seven new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand today, all detected in recent returnees in a managed isolation facility. There are no new community cases.

With the exception of one arrival from Uzbekistan, all new cases were detected as a result of day 3 testing and are now in quarantine. They are:

  • a woman in her 30s who arrived from the United States on 12 September and was in managed isolation in Wellington
  • a man in his 60s who arrived from India on 12 September and was in managed isolation in Hamilton
  • a man in his 30s who arrived from India on 12 September and was in managed isolation in Hamilton
  • a woman in her 20s who arrived from India on 12 September and was in managed isolation in Hamilton
  • a man in his 40s who arrived from Indonesia on 12 September and was in managed isolation in Christchurch
  • a child aged between 1 and 4 years who arrived from India on 12 September and was in managed isolation in Hamilton
  • a woman in her 50s who arrived from Uzbekistan on 14 September. She was tested in Hamilton after appearing symptomatic.

Today there are four people in hospital with COVID-19 – one each at Auckland City and North Shore hospitals and two in Middlemore. All are in isolation on a ward. There are no cases in ICU.

There are 54 people linked to the community cluster who remain in the Auckland quarantine facility, which includes 23 people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and their household contacts.

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