No community cases; 3 new cases in managed isolation; 2 historical cases; Taranaki wastewater update

There are no cases of COVID-19 to report in the community in New Zealand today.There are three positive cases and two historical case of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation facilities.

Since 1 January 2021, there have been 103 historical cases, out of a total of 687 cases.

Ten previously reported cases have now recovered. The number of active cases in New Zealand is 75.

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

Our total number of confirmed cases is 2,504.

Taranaki Wastewater

The two positive wastewater results detected in Taranaki earlier this week (20 and 22 July) could be due to recently recovered cases continuing to shed the virus, or could signal undetected cases in the community.

In order to determine whether there are any undetected cases the Ministry is recommending anyone in Taranaki, or who has visited recently, and who has symptoms to get tested.

Additional testing capacity has been stood up in New Plymouth to support potential demand.

The Ministry is recommending that any recent arrivals from Australia, who have symptoms, to also get tested, and anyone who has recently been in Australia who is now in Taranaki to get tested even if they don’t have symptoms.

People who have recently been in Australia should continue to check the State websites for locations of interest as new locations of interest continue to be identified.

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