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No new cases of COVID-19 today

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There are no new cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand today.

It has now been 87 days since the last case of COVID-19 was acquired locally from an unknown source, says a statement from the Ministry of Health.

There were no new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend and the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 remains at 1206.

“There are no new recovered cases today, which means the total number of active cases in New Zealand's managed isolation and quarantine facilities remains at 21,” says the statement.

Laboratories completed 550 tests yesterday, bringing the total number of tests completed to date to 456,227.

The Ministry of Health continues to work with its counterpart in South Korea for more information about the traveller from New Zealand who has tested positive.

The individual left New Zealand six days ago on July 21 and arrived in South Korea on July 22 after transiting through Singapore.

The traveller has no symptoms but returned a positive test on arrival.

“South Korean authorities have informed us that based on their initial investigations they suspect the traveller was infected during the transit in Singapore airport,” says the statement.

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