No new community cases; no 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 also no cases to report in recent returnees in managed isolation facilities since the Ministry’s last update yesterday.

Two previously reported cases have now recovered. The number of active cases in New Zealand is 20, as one previously confirmed case has now been classified as under investigation.

The seven-day rolling average of new cases detected at the border is one. Since 1 January 2021, there have been 76 historical cases, out of a total of 547 cases.

Our total number of confirmed cases is 2,363.

Travellers from New South Wales

Quarantine-Free Travel with New South Wales (NSW) remains in place. New Zealand public health officials are regularly reviewing developments in the Australian State and advice will be updated, if and when required.

New Zealand health officials have determined that, at this time, the COVID-19 public health risk to New Zealand remains low.

There are now 11 community cases in Sydney since last week, all linked to each other. NSW public health officials are continuing to add new locations of interest. Anyone who has been in Sydney since 11 June should check the NSW Health website

There are 16 contacts who have been identified in New Zealand as being at locations of interest in Sydney. The majority of these contacts self-identified through Healthline and have been provided appropriate health advice to stay at home and be tested.

Five of them are required to isolate for 14 days and be tested twice in that time, and all have returned a negative first test.

A further 11 are required to self-isolate until they return a negative day-five test. Of those, eight have returned a negative test and three are outstanding.

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