No community cases; 4 new cases of Covid, and one historical case in managed isolation in two days

There are no cases of COVID-19 to report in the community today.

There are four new cases of COVID-19 to report in recent returnees, and also one historical case, in managed isolation facilities since the Ministry’s last update on Friday.

Since Friday, 12 previously reported cases have now recovered.

In addition, a previously reported case from Thursday has been reclassified to ‘under investigation’ and a previously reported case from Friday has been reclassified to ‘not a case.’

Both of these have been removed from our confirmed cases tally.

The number of active cases in New Zealand is 36.

Our total number of confirmed cases is 2,517.

New border cases in New Zealand

Arrival dateFrom Via Positive test day/reason Managed isolation / quarantine location
14 JulyUnited Arab EmiratesMalaysiaDay 15 / contact of a caseAuckland
17 JulyUnited KingdomSingaporeDay 12 / routine *Auckland
26 JulyUnited KingdomUAE / MalaysiaDay 3 routineChristchurch
30 JulyFull travel history to be confirmedQatar / AustraliaDay 1 / routineAuckland

*Day 12 cases are routinely investigated as a check against possible transmission within the facility. In this case, the person remains asymptomatic and there is no evidence of in-facility transmission following investigations to date.

Since 1 January 2021, there have been 109 historical cases, out of a total of 700 cases.

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

Historical cases identified at the border

Arrival dateFrom ViaPostive test day/reasonManaged isolation / quarantine location
14 JulySerbia and MontenegroUnited Arab Emirates / MalaysiaDay 12 / contact of a caseAuckland

Queensland update

As we reported last night, the Ministry is urging anyone who has travelled back to New Zealand from Queensland since last Monday (26 July) to carefully check locations of interest on the Queensland Health website.

This follows Queensland’s decision yesterday to enter a three day lockdown in parts of the Australian state.

Quarantine Free Travel with Australia was suspended last Friday (23 July) however since then there have been managed return flights from the state.

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