No new community cases; 5 new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation

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

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

Six previously reported cases have now recovered. The total number of active cases in New Zealand today is 18.

Our total number of confirmed cases is 2,295.

Since 1 January 2021, there have been 60 historical cases, out of a total of 479 cases.

New border cases

Arrival date From Via Positive test day/reason Managed isolation/

quarantine location

14 MayIndiaQatarDay 1 / RoutineAuckland
15 MayIndiaQatarDay 0 / RoutineAuckland
15 MayIndiaQatarDay 0 / RoutineAuckland
15 MayIndiaQatarDay 1 / RoutineAuckland
15 MayIndiaQatarDay 1 / RoutineAuckland

Wellington wastewater

Further wastewater samples have been collected from the Wellington region after two samples returned a weak positive result for COVID-19.

Results from the new samples are expected to be available on Tuesday evening.

It is likely the two weak positive results are due to recently recovered cases continuing to shed the virus.

The Ministry is encouraging anyone with symptoms, especially if they are in the Wellington region, to get tested promptly.

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