Two new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation

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There are two new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation facilities in New Zealand today.

The first case flew from the United Kingdom via Singapore on January 26.

A statement from the Ministry of Health says they tested positive around day 16 and they were a contact of another case. 

The second case arrived arrived in New Zealand on February 7 from the United Kingdom. They tested positive on day 3 of routine testing. 

The Ministry says twelve previously reported cases have now recovered.

The total number of active cases in New Zealand is 44.

"Our total number of confirmed cases is 1,970.The total number of tests processed by laboratories to date is 1,578,782." 

On Thursday, 5,089 tests were processed. 

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