Two new imported cases of COVID-19
There are two new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation today and no new cases in the community.
A written statement issued by the Ministry of Health says the first imported case arrived on October 9 from India via Dubai and was taken to a managed isolation facility in Hamilton.
“They tested positive as part of routine day 3 testing and have been transferred to the Auckland quarantine facility.”
The second imported case arrived on October 12 from San Francisco, USA, and was taken to a managed isolation facility in Christchurch. They were tested after displaying symptoms of COVID-19.
The total number of active cases is 42 – all of which are imported.
“Our total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 is 1,520, which is the number we report to the World Health Organization.”
Yesterday laboratories processed 5,196 tests, bringing the total number of tests completed to date to 1,016,853.