One new case of COVID-19 in managed isolation

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There is one new case of COVID-19 in managed isolation today. 

In a written statement, the Ministry of Health says today’s new case arrived from India via Singapore on October 31. 

They were transferred from managed isolation at the Grand Mercure to the Auckland quarantine facility on November 5 after a family member tested positive for COVID-19. 

There are no new community cases. 

There are 52 active cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand and the total number of confirmed cases is 1,631.

Yesterday laboratories completed 2,960 tests for COVID-19, bringing the total number of tests completed  to 1,142,938.

November Quarantine Cluster 

The ministry says while genome sequencing for Case A shows a direct link to two returnees at the Auckland quarantine facility, the nature of the contact between Case A and the returnees is still being investigated.

"In addition, a wide review of CCTV footage is being conducted to determine the exposure event for Case A’s infection.

"The remaining close contact of Case A has returned a negative test result." 

Of Case B’s 55 identified close contacts, 48 have returned a negative result, and the rest are pending. 

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