15 Apr 2021

Two cases in MIQ, none in community - Ministry

1:19 pm on 15 April 2021

There are no cases of Covid-19 in the community today and two new cases in managed isolation facilities, the Ministry of Health says.

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In a statement, the ministry said the seven-day rolling average of new cases was five, and two recoveries meant active cases were at 101.

Total confirmed cases were at 2235, with 45 historical cases out of 419 since 1 January. The other case arrived from Ethiopia via UAE and tested positive in day three routine testing.

Laboratories processed 5455 tests yesterday, for a seven-day rolling average of 4524 tests.

One of today's new cases arrived from India via UAE and tested positive on day five of their stay as a contact of another case.

Earlier today, Health Minister Chris Hipkins told Morning Report he won't be putting the 4500 workers in managed isolation facilities under suspicion due to the actions of a border security guard who according to the prime minister "was lying" about getting tested for Covid-19.

It appears there could be up to 60 staff at managed isolation facilities who have also missed regular mandatory testing.

Yesterday there were no new community cases of Covid-19 and two imported cases in MIQ facilities.

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