No new community cases; 1 new case of COVID-19 in managed isolation 7 May

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

There is one new case to report in a recent returnee in our managed isolation facilities, since the Ministry’s last update yesterday.

Three previously reported cases have now recovered. The total number of active cases in New Zealand today is 26.

Our total number of confirmed cases is 2,278.

Since 1 January 2021, there have been 55 historical cases, out of a total of 462 cases.

Two cases reported yesterday as being under investigation have now been confirmed as historical cases. These cases are the person who arrived on 3 May from India via USA and the person who arrived on 4 May from India.

Case identified at the border

Arrival date



Positive test day/reason

Managed isolation/quarantine location

24 April

United Arab Emirates


Around day 12 / routine testing


NSW update

New Zealand officials remain in contact with their Australian counterparts following the confirmation of two positive cases of COVID-19 in the community in Sydney.

Quarantine Free Travel from New South Wales to New Zealand was paused from 11:59pm last night as a precautionary measure as investigations continue into the source of these infections.

Information about locations of interest visited by the cases is available on the New South Wales health website: Latest COVID-19 case locations and alerts in NSW

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