11 Mar 2021

Covid-19 update 11 March: Six new cases in managed isolation facilities, none in the community

1:16 pm on 11 March 2021

There are six new cases of Covid-19 in managed isolation facilities today, the Ministry of Health has confirmed.

Coronavirus COVID-2019 test concept with blood test tubes, test form and other medical objects

File photo. Photo: 123RF

In a statement, it said there were no new cases in the community.

Details on the new cases at the border:

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Photo: Ministry of Health

The ministry said all contacts of the Air NZ flight attendant who tested positive for the virus last week have returned a negative result so far, with three results still pending.

There are six community testing locations available in Auckland today. There are in Wiri, Otara, Balmoral, New Lynn, Henderson and Northcote, the ministry said.

One previously reported case has recovered. The total number of active cases in New Zealand is 85. Our total number of confirmed cases is 2,060.

The total number of tests processed by laboratories to date is 1,801,771.

Yesterday there were 6,448 tests processed. The seven-day rolling average up to yesterday is 7,167 tests processed per day.

"Today's managed isolation case numbers again underscore the value of having early testing in place. All people arriving into New Zealand must remain in their rooms until those day 0/1 tests results come back," the ministry said.

"It's also not uncommon to see some of these cases reclassified as historical cases, which are not infectious. This is why we are continuing to publish the cumulative number of historical cases."

Since 1 January, there have now been 37 historical cases, out of a total of 249 cases.

The NZ Covid tracer app now has 2,745,999 registered users.

Meanwhile, the captain of a superyacht denied entry to New Zealand has confirmed a crew member returned a weak positive result for Covid-19 on arrival in Fiji at the weekend.

Yesterday there were no new cases of the coronavirus in the community and just one case in managed isolation.

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