LIVE: Zero new Covid community cases today

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield.

UPDATE: There are no new community cases of Covid being reported in New Zealand.

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield says while this is positive news, "we are not out of the woods yet".

He says there are four new cases in managed isolation being reported today.

"These were identified at day one of testing."

A total of 8880 tests were carried out in New Zealand on Monday, 7000 of these were in the Auckland area alone.

Dr Bloomfield is expecting high testing numbers again today and tomorrow.

As of February 14, 70,000 Covid tests have been carried out in Auckland.

Dr Bloomfield says this is equivalent to four per cent of the population.

While the news is looking good, Dr Bloomfield is urging people to remain at home if they are sick.

He says people should limit their movement and interactions with other people until they no longer have symptoms or have received a negative Covid test.


The Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield will today provide an update to the media at 1pm today.

On Monday, the Ministry of Health reported there were no new Covid-19 cases in the community since Sunday evening when the Ministry of Health reported the community case, Case O.

There was one new case of Covid-19 to report in managed isolation, says a statement from the MOH.

The total number of active cases in New Zealand is 67. Our total number of confirmed cases is 2022.

The total number of tests processed by laboratories to date is 1,712,029.

On Sunday, 4648 tests were processed. The seven-day rolling average up to yesterday is 7101 tests processed.

"Community testing centres and general practices in Auckland report a busy day yesterday in terms of the numbers people being tested. We expect to report those numbers tomorrow," says the MOH.

Historical cases

Since January 1, there have now been 37 historical cases, out of a total of 212 cases.


NZ COVID Tracer now has 2,704,337 registered users, an increase of more than 112,000 users in the last fortnight.

Poster scans have reached 200,718,745 and users have created 8,024,758 manual diary entries. There have been 1,314,904 scans in the 24 hours to 1pm yesterday, and 1,315,540 scans per day on average for the past week.

"It’s critical to keep track of where you’ve been and the COVID Tracer app is an easy way to do this. Please continue to scan QR codes wherever you go and turn on Bluetooth tracing in the app dashboard if you haven’t already done so."

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