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

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

There are also no 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 two.

There is one new historical case to report in an individual who underwent a pre-departure test before leaving New Zealand. Historical cases are not considered to be infectious.

Since 1 January 2021, there have been 75 historical cases, out of a total of 537 cases.

Our total number of confirmed cases is unchanged at 2,353, as one previously confirmed case has now been classified as under investigation.

The number of previously reported cases that have now recovered is four. The total number of active cases in New Zealand today is 23.

COVID-19 cases hospitalised

Two people with COVID-19 continue to be treated at Middlemore Hospital. Both were transferred from the Auckland quarantine facility last week.

Both patients remain in a stable condition.

The patients 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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