4 Jul 2020

Covid-19 update: No new cases for fourth day in a week

1:11 pm on 4 July 2020

There are no new cases of Covid-19 in the country today.

Covid-19 coronavirus particles, illustration. The new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (previously 2019-CoV) emerged in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.

An illustration of the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. Photo: AFP

There was no media conference for today's update.

In a statement, the Ministry of Health said the total number of confirmed case was at 1180, with just 18 active cases.

One person remains in Auckland City Hospital in stable condition.

One significant cluster remains open and is due to close on 6 July.

Yesterday, 2900 tests were completed, bringing the total number of tests to date to 411,932.

Yesterday was the third day in a week where there was zero new cases reported, although two new cases were reported in managed isolation on Monday and a further two on Thursday.

An investigation has been ordered into a massive privacy breach, which involved a leak revealing the personal details and identities of New Zealand's 18 active Covid-19 cases.

State Services Minister Chris Hipkins said the investigation could result in criminal charges, depending on the outcome.

Meanwhile, cases of the novel coronavirus across the world have soared past 11 million, according to a Reuters tally.

Travellers coming from New Zealand will no longer need to isolate once they arrive in England from 10 July, in an easing of restrictions announced today.

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