No new community cases; 7 cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation; 1 historical case

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

There are 7 new positive cases of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation since our media statement last night. The seven-day rolling average of new cases detected at the border is 9.

There is also one new historical case to report. Historical cases are not considered to be infectious.

The number of previously reported cases that have now recovered is 17. The total number of active cases in New Zealand today is 100.

Our total number of confirmed cases is 2,227.

Since 1 January 2021, there have been 44 historical cases, out of a total of 411 cases.

Update on border-related cases

As announced by the Ministry last night, Case C, who is a close contact and colleague of the worker at the Grand Millennium who tested positive last week, is now at the Auckland quarantine facility with their partner. The partner of Case C returned a negative test today.

Whole genome sequencing has been completed on a sample from Case C. This has shown it is closely linked to Cases B and A, which is what we would expect.

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