No new community cases; five 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.

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

Since 1 January 2021, there have been 70 historical cases, out of a total of 530 cases.

The total number of active cases in New Zealand today is 29.

Our total number of confirmed cases is 2,346.

COVID-19 cases hospitalised

Two people with COVID-19 are being treated at Middlemore Hospital. Both were transferred from the Auckland quarantine facility, one yesterday afternoon and the other one overnight on Tuesday. This case was previously publicly reported at Wednesday’s press conference.

Both are in a stable condition and were taken to hospital safely using strict infection prevention and control measures which are in place for all hospital transfers from managed isolation and quarantine facilities.

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