One case of COVID reported in the community

The country, except for Auckland, is expected to move to Alert Level 1 on Monday at 11.59pm.

There are two new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand today; the first has been detected in a recent returnee in a managed isolation facility and the second is a community case.
The community case is the first in five days.

In a statement, the Health Ministry said the source of the community case was still being investigated.

Auckland Regional Public Health Service has identified all close contacts, who have been isolated and tested.

The other case has been detected in a recent returnee in a managed isolation facility.

The number of active cases continues to fall with five recovered cases today, leaving a total of 67.

Four people are in hospital with COVID-19 - one each at Auckland City and North Shore hospitals and two in Middlemore. None of them are in ICU.

The Ministry says 34 are imported cases in isolation and quarantine facilities, and 33 are community cases.

The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 is now 1460

More than 900,000 tests have now been carried out in New Zealand, with another 8359 processed yesterday.

The last community case before today was reported on Monday.

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