22 Apr 2021

Covid-19 update: Three new cases in MIQ, two reclassified as historical

3:05 pm on 22 April 2021

Three new cases of Covid-19 have been found in managed isolation facilities today, and two previously reported cases have been reclassified, the Ministry of Health says.

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The seven-day rolling average of new cases detected at the border is one.

Four previously reported cases have now recovered, putting the total number of active cases in New Zealand is 80.

The ministry said two previously reported cases had been reclassified, one as a historical case and the other a historical case that was recorded overseas so does not count in New Zealand's total.

Laboratories processed 5173 tests yesterday, for a seven-day rolling average of 4096.

The ministry said the number of close contacts associated with the Auckland Airport worker on Tuesday had increased to 31, and 22 of those were colleagues.

One of today's new cases arrived from India via UAE and tested positive on Day 17 of their stay.

The ministry yesterday said there was no risk after an Auckland Airport worker tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday.

Genome sequencing showed the worker cleaned the plane a traveller with Covid-19 flew to New Zealand in.

There were no new community cases reported yesterday and one in MIQ.

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