6 Jun 2021

Covid-19 update: One case in MIQ since Friday

1:31 pm on 6 June 2021

There has been one new case of Covid-19 reported in managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ) facilities since Friday and no new cases in the community.

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The person arrived from India and tested positive on day six.

In a statement, the Ministry of Health said the total number of active cases in New Zealand today is 17.

There is one previously confirmed case now reclassified as under investigation which means the total number of confirmed cases remains at 2326.

Since 1 January 2021, there have been 67 historical cases, out of a total of 510 cases.

The original cohort of travellers from Melbourne arriving in New Zealand from 20 to 25 May is 4788, but the ministry said the number continued to fluctuate as it received additional information.

Of those 4788 travellers, 97 percent have either already been tested; are exempt from testing; or require no further action.

The ministry said 2924 returned a negative test result, 203 were exempt from testing because they were aged under 12, another 1515 required no further action and 146 had received no test result as yet.

Contact tracers have emailed and twice called each of the 146 travellers without results and will be recording test results once these are logged.

The total number of tests processed by laboratories to date is 2,167,929 with 3944 tests processed yesterday.

This testing data did not include the number of tests processed by Waikato District Health Board, as systems remained down due to the cyber attack, the ministry statement said.

The Waikato DHB data continues to be recorded manually and monitored.

The NZ Covid Tracer app now has 2,842,929 registered users.

There have been 602,724 scans of the app in the last 24 hours to midday yesterday.

The ministry is reminding people to scan QR codes or to keep a private digital dairy of where they have been over Queen's Birthday weekend.

It is incredibly important that people keep a record of where they have been, especially while people are out and about on the long weekend, it said.

The ministry's next Covid-19 update will be on Tuesday at 1pm.

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