9 Oct 2020

Covid-19 update: Two new cases in managed isolation

1:06 pm on 9 October 2020

Two new cases of Covid-19 have been reported in New Zealand, both in managed isolation, the Ministry of Health said in a statement.

Hands in medical gloves holding COVID-19 swab. Test tube for taking patient sample, PCR DNA testing protocol process. Nasal swab laboratory test in hospital lab.

Photo: 123RF

The ministry did not hold a media briefing today.

Both of the new cases reported today arrived from India on 26 September and returned a positive test result from their day-12 test.

The total number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus is now 1510.

There are 41 active cases in New Zealand - all imported. There are no active community cases.

One person remains on a ward in Middlemore hospital.

New Zealand's labaratories processed 5597 tests.

Yesterday, two new cases of Covid-19 in managed isolation and one historical case were reported.

The World Health Organisation has reported a record one-day increase in global coronavirus cases, with the total rising by 338,779 in 24 hours led by a surge of infections in Europe.

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