No new community cases; 4 cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation

There are no new cases in the community to report today.

There are 4 new positive cases of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation since our media statement yesterday. The seven-day rolling average of new cases detected at the border is 8.

The number of previously reported cases that have now recovered is 2. The total number of active cases in New Zealand today is 102.

Our total number of confirmed cases is 2,231.

Since 1 January 2021, there have been 44 historical cases, out of a total of 415 cases.

Update on border-related cases

Testing continues for the contacts of Cases B and C. Case C is a contact of Case B, as the two people work together at the Grand Millennium managed isolation facility.

Jointly, the cases have 23 contacts. 21 out of the 23 contacts have returned negative test results. Two results remain outstanding.

Locations of interest update

The locations of interest page on the Ministry of Health website has been updated. This includes the addition yesterday afternoon of three Auckland bus journeys taken by Case B.

Regional public health officials report Case B wore a mask and sat away from other passengers while on the bus journeys. Those on the bus are considered casual contacts.

The journeys — including date, times and actions for other passengers — are listed on the Ministry’s website

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