12 Jul 2020

One new case of Covid-19 reported in New Zealand in managed isolation

1:15 pm on 12 July 2020

There has been one new case of Covid-19 reported in managed isolation in New Zealand today, the Health Ministry has revealed.

Covid-19 coronavirus particles, illustration.

Photo: AFP

The new case is a woman in her 20s who arrived in New Zealand on 4 July from Rome, via Doha and Sydney.

A close contact of an earlier case, she had been in managed isolation at the Christchurch Commodore Airport Hotel and is now in quarantine.

As a close contact, she was retested on day six and the result came back positive.

Fifteen of the 16 most recent cases have been people aged in their 20s or 30s.

There have now been a total of 1194 confirmed cases.

The last time the country recorded no new cases was on 4 July. All of the new cases in the past few weeks have been caught in managed isolation and it has been 72 days since a case was reported that had an unknown source.

There have been no further recovered cases today, so the total number of active cases is now 25.

There was no media conference today.

One new case was reported yesterday - a woman in her 20s who arrived in New Zealand on 2 July from London, via Doha and Sydney.

The Ministry of Health said 1824 tests were carried out yesterday.

- more to come

  • If you have symptoms of the coronavirus, call the NZ Covid-19 Healthline on 0800 358 5453 (+64 9 358 5453 for international SIMs) or call your GP - don't show up at a medical centre

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