There are no new cases of COVID-19 to report in the community in New Zealand today.
There are 2 cases to report in recent returnees in managed isolation facilities since the Ministry’s last update yesterday.
The number of active cases in New Zealand is 19.
The seven-day rolling average of new cases detected at the border is 2. Since 1 January 2021, there have been 76 historical cases, out of a total of 553 cases.
Our total number of confirmed cases is 2,369.
Positive test day/reason
Day 1 /routine
Day 0 / routine
Australian traveller who visited Wellington
So far, 1,752 people have been identified as contacts of the Australian person who visited Wellington last weekend.
1,200 of those contacts need to isolate until a negative test result at day 5, while the remainder need to isolate for 14 days and have at least 2 tests.
Of those 1,752 total contacts, 532 have returned a negative result, 8 have returned overseas and the remaining 1,212 are either being followed up or are awaiting a test result.
There were 58 passengers on the Qantas flight QF163 which the Australian passenger travelled on to Wellington last Saturday. All have been advised to isolate. Of those 58 passengers, 27 have had a negative test result, and the remainder are expected to have results in the next couple of days.
Eight remaining passengers, mentioned above, have returned overseas – follow up action is being taken by the overseas jurisdiction.
New Zealand-based flight crew from both the inbound and outbound flights have all been contacted and are being tested. Those crew members based overseas are being managed by overseas jurisdictions.
Wellingtonians and visitors urged to check locations of interest
The Locations of interest in Wellington, visited by the Australian traveller last weekend, have been updated on the Ministry of Health website.
We have added advice for anyone who was in the Wellington Airport men’s toilets at the north end of Level 1 between 9.15 and 9.30 on 21 June.