14 Oct 2020

Covid-19: Two new imported cases in New Zealand today

1:11 pm on 14 October 2020

There are two new cases in managed isolation and quarantine facilities in New Zealand today.

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There no new cases in the community. The total number of active cases is now 40 - all imported cases. The total number of confirmed cases in the country is 1518.

One of the new cases arrived on 7 October from Bangladesh, via Brisbane and Doha. The person was taken to a managed isolation facility in Hamilton and tested positive on day three. They have now been transferred to Auckland's quarantine facility.

The second case arrived on 9 October from London, via Dubai and was taken to a managed isolation facility in Hamilton. They also tested positive on day three and have been transferred to Auckland's quarantine facility.

There is one additional recovered case to report today.

Labs have processed 5850 tests, bringing the total number of tests completed to date to 1,011,657.

There are now 2,306,600 users registered on NZ COVID Tracer. The app has recorded a total of 91,211,909 poster scans, and users have created 3,824,984 manual diary entries.

Yesterday, there was one new case in managed isolation.

Meanwhile, an investigation is underway after a woman walked into a hotel being used as a managed isolation facility on Tuesday saying she had a booking to stay.

The hotel had cancelled the booking - which was made online through a third party - but the woman said she had not been told.

Staff at the Auckland's Novotel Airport Hotel are being subject to "corrective action" and training as a result of the incident.

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