30 Nov 2020

Covid-19 numbers for 30 November: Four new MIQ cases

2:08 pm on 30 November 2020

Four new cases of Covid-19 in managed isolation in New Zealand are being reported by the Ministry of Health today.

16 November 2020, Berlin:A study assistant, holds a tube with the swab for a PCR test for an antibody study of Robert Koch Institute

Photo: AFP

In a statement, the Health Ministry confirmed the four new cases included one person who arrived from Ethiopia via Dubai and Kuala Lumpur on 14 November and tested positive on day 11 of their stay on Friday, and was included in today's numbers after a "database reconciliation".

Two other people arrived from the United States on 23 November and tested positive on day five, after a person in their bubbled tested positive. The fourth person arrived from the US on 26 November and tested positive on day three of their stay.

The total number of active cases was 72 after one person recovered, and the total number of confirmed cases has reached 1700.

Laboratories processed 2939 tests yesterday, bringing the total to 1,275,525.

Two of the six members of the Pakistani cricket team who had tested positive had also been determined as historical cases, the ministry said. The team's day six tests would be taken today after which Canterbury DHB would assess exemptions from managed isolation for training.

Yesterday, there was one new case of virus reported in managed isolation, of a person who arrived from Jordan via Dubai on 26 November.

On Saturday, of the four new cases of Covid-19 in managed isolation, one was in the Pakistan cricket squad.

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