11 Jul 2020

One new case of Covid-19 in managed isolation

1:10 pm on 11 July 2020

There has been one new case of Covid-19 reported in managed isolation in New Zealand today.

Coronavirus structure. Computer illustration showing a coronavirus with the RNA (ribonucleic acid) inside and proteins on the surface.

Photo: AFP

The new case is a woman in her 20s who arrived in New Zealand on 2 July from London, via Doha and Sydney.

She had been in managed isolation at the Sudima Christchurch Airport and is now in quarantine.

She had previously been identified as a close contact of another case. Regular testing was carried out and the woman tested positive on day 6 of quarantine.

There have now been a total of 1193 confirmed cases.

There have been no further recovered cases today, so the total number of active cases is now 24.

There was no media conference today. In a statment, the Health Ministry said it had now been 71 days since the last case of Covid-19 was acquired locally from an unknown source.

There were two new cases reported yesterday.

New Zealand's laboratories processed 2057 tests yesterday.

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