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COVID-19 update: 11 new cases at the border

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There are 11 new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation and quarantine facilities being reported by the Ministry of Health.

These cases have been detected in the past two days, since the ministry’s last update on Tuesday.

Five previously reported cases have now recovered, says a statement from the ministry.

The total number of active cases in New Zealand is 55 and there are no new cases in the community.

Of the new border cases:

  •   •  One is historical. This person arrived on 24 December from Canada via the United States. The person tested positive around day three and is staying in quarantine in a facility in Christchurch.

  •   •  One case arrived on 24 December from the United States and tested positive around day three. The person is in quarantine in a facility in Christchurch.

  •   •  One case arrived on 26 December from India via the United Arab Emirates and Malaysia. This person was tested on day two and is staying at the Auckland quarantine facility.

  •   •  One case arrived on 26 December from South Africa via the United Arab Emirates and tested positive around day three. This person is staying in the Auckland quarantine facility

  •   •  One case arrived on 26 December from the Netherlands via the United Arab Emirates and Malaysia. This person tested positive around day three and is staying at the Auckland quarantine facility.

  •   •  ·        Three cases, travelling separately, arrived on 27 December from the United Kingdom via the United Arab Emirates and Malaysia. One person was tested on arrival due to being symptomatic. Two cases tested positive at routine testing around day three. They are all staying in the Auckland quarantine facility.

  •   •  One case arrived on 27 December from India via United Arab Emirates and Malaysia. This person was tested on day two and is staying in the Auckland quarantine facility.

  •   •  One case arrived on 27 December and tested positive at routine testing around day three. This person’s travel history is still being confirmed. They are staying at the Auckland quarantine facility.

  •   •  One case arrived on 29 December from the United Kingdom via Qatar and Australia. This person was tested on day one due to being a contact of a known case of COVID-19. They are staying in the Auckland quarantine facility.

The total number of confirmed cases is 1,806 and the total number of tests processed by laboratories to date is 1,405,854.

Over the summer holiday break, the ministry is reminding all New Zealanders to use the COVID Tracer app to scan QR codes and turn on Bluetooth functionality.

This will allow people to receive an alert if they have been near another app user that tests positive for COVID-19.

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@hapukafin

Posted on 31-12-2020 19:30 | By

To answer your question - it would probably kill a few people in care homes and obese unhealthy specimens. But based on the last Wuhan antibody study 99%+ of infected people would be perfectly fine.

one little bad bug

Posted on 31-12-2020 13:47 | By hapukafin

These little Covid bugs that we are allowing to come into the country knows no boundaries. If we keep allowing them to come in ,one is going to escape and not be caught in isolation.Who knows what could happen then.

Looks like most of the cases

Posted on 31-12-2020 13:34 | By The Caveman

Are coming in via the United Arab Emirates and Malaysia. Seems to me that its only a matter of time before COVID gets out into the community - Must just about be time to look a shutting the GATE.