No new community cases; 1 new case of Covid in managed isolation

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

There is one case to report today in a managed isolation facility.

Two previously reported cases have now recovered. The number of active cases in New Zealand is 52.

A previously reported case, from South Africa who arrived on 15 July, has now been reclassified as historical.

A case we reported on Sunday who arrived from the USA on 12 July, has been reclassified as ‘under investigation’ and has been removed from our confirmed cases tally.

Since 1 January 2021, there have been 109 historical cases, out of a total of 690 cases.

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

Our total number of confirmed cases is 2,507.

New border cases in New Zealand

Arrival date

From

Via

Positive test day/reason

Managed isolation/quarantine location

22 July

Full travel history still to be determined

Singapore

Day 3 / routine

Auckland

Taranaki Testing

Daily sampling from the New Plymouth wastewater treatment plant will continue for the next week to determine whether there are any undetected cases in the city.

Further test samples have also been collected from sites around the region.

Latest wastewater test results from a 24 hour period between Saturday and Sunday, from 6 sites, show no further virus has been detected.

Local PCR testing in Taranaki remains steady with around 300 swabs taken yesterday. It’s pleasing to see these numbers increasing.

The Ministry is continuing to encourage anyone in Taranaki with symptoms to be tested.

The Ministry is also recommending that any recent arrivals from Australia, who have symptoms, 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.

Additional testing capacity remains open in New Plymouth to support potential demand.

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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