Two remain in NZ hospital with Covid-19

The pair are reported to be in stable condition. File/MOH.

Two people are in a stable condition in Middlemore Hospital after testing positive for Covid-19.

The pair were transferred from the Auckland quarantine facility last week.

“Both patients are in a stable condition,” reports the Ministry of Health.

“The patients were taken to hospital safely using strict infection prevention and control measures which are in place for all hospital transfers from managed isolation and quarantine facilities.

“For privacy reasons, no further details about these patients’ care will be released.”

Today, the Ministry of Health is reporting one new case of Covid in managed isolation and none in the community, since the Ministry’s last update on Sunday.

The seven-day rolling average of new cases detected at the border is three.

One previously reported case has now recovered.

“Since, January 1, there have been 74 historical cases, out of a total of 537 cases.

“The total number of active cases in New Zealand today is 27.

“Our total number of confirmed cases is 2353.”

Victoria Quarantine-Free Travel pause

The Quarantine-Free Travel pause with Victoria continues until Thursday.

This precautionary approach will be reviewed again Wednesday, says the MOH.
Anyone who is eligible can continue returning on “green flights”, meaning they will not be required to isolate when they arrive home.

However, they must provide evidence of a negative Covid-19 test taken within three-days of departure.

“A PCR test is strongly preferred.

“All passengers travelling on a return green flight must also complete the Nau Mai Râ contact information and complete the health declaration to confirm they have not visited a location of interest.

“Travellers who are not covered by the restrictions in Victoria and who have not visited a location of interest at the times specified, can still travel quarantine-free from other states and will not require a pre-departure test.

“All travellers to New Zealand are encouraged online and in airports to download and use the NZ Covid-19 Tracer app, stay put if they are sick, and to wear a mask on all flights and public transport.”
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Locations of interest - Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales

Australian health authorities continue to announce further locations of interest in association with the current outbreak in Victoria.

Anyone in New Zealand who was in regional New South Wales between June 1-5 or regional Queensland between June 5-8 is urged to check the following websites to determine whether they were at any of the locations of interest:
· Victoria locations of interest
· Queensland locations of interest
· Latest COVID-19 case locations and alerts in NSW

Anyone at these locations of interest at the specified times should call Healthline on 0800 358 5453, get tested and self-isolate until they return a negative result.

Anyone who was at a location of interest at the specified times cannot travel to New Zealand within 14 days of the exposure event.

Testing information
The total number of tests processed by laboratories to date is 2,197,446.

On Sunday, 2163 tests were processed.

The seven-day rolling average is 3916.

For all testing locations nationwide visit the Healthpoint website.

This testing data does not include the number of tests processed by Waikato DHB, as systems remain down as a result of the cyber attack.

The Waikato data continues to be recorded manually and monitored.

The data will be added to the tally once systems have been restored.

So far, the manual data is showing an average of around 200 tests processed per day since May 17.


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