13 Jun 2021

No new community cases, four added to MIQ - Ministry of Health

1:23 pm on 13 June 2021

There are no new cases of Covid-19 in the community and four new cases in managed isolation, the Ministry of Health says.

3D illustration of coronaviruses.

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There are no new cases of Covid-19 to report in the community in New Zealand today.

There are four new cases to report in recent returnees in managed isolation facilities since the Ministry's last update Friday, it said today in a statement.

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

There are two new historical cases to report today in managed isolation. There are also two previously reported cases reported on 6 May which were being investigated as historical cases which have now been confirmed as historical. One of these cases was from India and the other from the US.

Since 1 January 2021, there have been 74 historical cases, out of a total of 536 cases.

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

The country's total number of confirmed cases is 2352, the statement said.

Two cases stable in hospital

Two people with Covid-19 continue to be treated at Middlemore Hospital. Both were transferred from the Auckland quarantine facility earlier this week.

Both are in a stable condition.

For privacy reasons, no further details about these patients' care will be released, the ministry said.

At the Ministry of Health's previous update on Friday, five new cases of Covid-19 in MIQ were reported.

Traveller from Australia isolating

Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales health authorities continue to announce further locations of interest after a Covid-19 positive couple breached Victoria lockdown rules and travelled from Melbourne, through regional New South Wales and into Queensland.

The ministry said one person who has travelled back to New Zealand contacted Healthline on Saturday to confirm they visited one of the locations of interest in Australia during the specified time.

The person is in self-isolation, has been tested and has now returned a negative result.

They had already arrived in New Zealand before they were alerted by Australian authorities that they had been at a location of interest.

Victoria has also added new locations of interest following the identification of a further community case yesterday.

Anyone in New Zealand who was in these areas at the specified times is urged to check the following websites to determine whether they were at any of the locations of interest:

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, the ministry said.

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