No new community cases; 2 new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation 9 May

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

There are two new cases to report in recent returnees in our managed isolation facilities, since the Ministry’s last update yesterday.

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

The total number of active cases in New Zealand today is 27.

Our total number of confirmed cases is 2,286.

Since 1 January 2021, there have been 58 historical cases, out of a total of 470 cases.

New border cases

Arrival date        From        Via        Positive test day/reason        Managed isolation/quarantine location       
7 MayPhilippinesSingaporeAround day 0 / routine testingAuckland
7 MayPakistanUnited Arab EmiratesAround day 0 / routine testingAuckland

NSW travel pause

The current travel pause with New South Wales lifts tonight at 11:59pm (Sunday 9 May), following a public health risk assessment and subject to no further significant developments.

This aligns with the lifting of NSW restrictions at 12.01am on Monday 10 May 2021.

The current assessment from New Zealand public health officials is that the risk to New Zealand from New South Wales remains low. Public health officials have assessed that the situation in Sydney, following two community cases reported earlier in the week, is contained and there is no evidence to suggest widespread, undetected community transmission.

Anyone who was at a location of interest at the times specified must follow NSW health advice regarding isolation and testing. They must not travel to New Zealand within 14 days from when they were at the location.

Travellers who have arrived in New Zealand and have been at a location of interest during the exposure time must immediately self-isolate, and call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 for advice on when they should be tested.

So far, 5,568 people who have arrived in New Zealand from NSW since Friday last week have been contacted by health authorities and provided with advice.

Information about locations of interest visited by the cases is available on the New South Wales health website.

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