27 Sep 2020

Covid-19 update: Two new cases reported in New Zealand today - both in managed isolation

1:20 pm on 27 September 2020

There have been two new cases of Covid-19 reported in New Zealand today, both in managed isolation.

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No media conference was held today. In a statement, the Health Ministry said there were no new cases in the community.

One of the new cases is a person who arrived on a flight from Germany on 21 September via the United Arab Emirates and Malaysia. The other arrived in New Zealand on a flight from the Philippines via Taiwan on 23 September.

Both tested positive as a result of tests done around day three and have now both been transferred to the Auckland quarantine facility.

The Health Ministry said almost all the other passengers on the Christchurch to Auckland charter flight - on which several people with the coronavirus travelled - have been tested and returned negative results.

"The remaining passenger is a young child. A risk assessment, including the child's parent testing negative, has determined the child is considered low risk and no test is currently required."

Just one person is in hospital with Covid-19, they are in isolation on a general ward at Middlemore Hospital.

The total number of active cases is 59 - 32 imported cases and 27 community cases.

The total number of Covid-19 cases in New Zealand is now 1477.

New Zealand's laboratories processed 5746 tests yesterday.

There were two new cases of Covid-19 reported yesterday - one imported and one historical case.

  • 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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