14 Jun 2021

Covid-19: One new case in managed isolation, none in community

1:26 pm on 14 June 2021

There is one new case of Covid-19 in managed isolation and quarantine facilities today, the Ministry of Health says.

A health worker puts swabs into a tube after collecting a sample for Covid-19 testing at Sunway Medical Center in Subang Jaya, on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, on October 22, 2020.

Photo: Mohd Rasfan / AFP

In a statement this afternoon, the ministry said the new case arrived in Auckland from India via Qatar on 8 June.

There are no Covid-19 cases in the community.

The ministry said two people with Covid-19 were continuing to be treated at Middlemore Hospital. Both were transferred from the Auckland quarantine facility last week.

Both patients were in a stable condition, it said.

"The patients were taken to hospital safely using strict infection prevention and control measures which are in place for all hospital transfers from managed isolation and quarantine facilities."

On the quarantine-free travel pause with Victoria, the ministry said it would continue until Thursday.

"This precautionary approach will be reviewed again Wednesday."

The ministry said anyone who was eligible could continue returning on "green flights", meaning they will not be required to isolate when they arrive home.

"However, they must provide evidence of a negative Covid-19 test taken within three-days of departure. A PCR test is strongly preferred.

"All passengers travelling on a return green flight must also complete the Nau Mai Râ contact information and complete the health declaration to confirm they have not visited a location of interest.

"Travellers who are not covered by the restrictions in Victoria and who have not visited a location of interest at the times specified, can still travel quarantine-free from other states and will not require a pre-departure test."

On locations of interest in Australia, the ministry said health authorities over there were continuing to announce further locations of interest in association with the current outbreak in Victoria.

Anyone in New Zealand who was in regional New South Wales between 1 and 5 June or regional Queensland between 5 and 8 June is being urged to check the following websites to determine whether they were at any of the locations of interest:

The seven-day rolling average of new cases detected at the border in NZ is three, the ministry said.

It said one previously reported case has now recovered.

Since 1 January 2021, there have been 74 historical cases, out of a total of 537 cases.

The total number of active cases in New Zealand today is 27 and the total number of confirmed cases is 2353.

On Sunday, there were 2163 Covid-19 tests processed, the ministry said.

It said the total number of tests processed to date is 2,197,446.

Yesterday there were four new Covid-19 cases in managed isolation.

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