29 Nov 2020

Covid-19 update: One new case in managed isolation

2:03 pm on 29 November 2020

There has been one new case of Covid-19 reported in managed isolation in New Zealand today, the Health Ministry has confirmed.

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In a statement, the Ministry of Health said there are no new community cases.

The new case is a person who arrived from Jordan via Dubai on 26 November.

The total number of active cases is now 69 and the total number of confirmed cases is 1696.

Seven members of the Pakistan cricket squad have tested positive for the coronavirus this week and the ministry said that after serology (blood) testing, two of the positive cases are now considered to be historic cases and are therefore not infectious.

"All 53 members of the squad in managed isolation in Christchurch have also had serology tests, in addition to the routine PCR testing for the virus. As a result a further 11 people (in addition to the two mentioned above) returned positive serology indicating previous 'historic' infections."

There were four new cases of Covid-19 in managed isolation reported in New Zealand yesterday, including one in the Pakistan cricket squad.

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