15 Jun 2021

Covid-19 update 15 June: No new cases today - Ministry of Health

1:08 pm on 15 June 2021

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

Coronavirus particles, illustration. Different strains of coronavirus are responsible for diseases such as the common cold, gastroenteritis and SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome). The new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (previously 2019-CoV) emerged in Wuhan, China, in December 2019.

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In a statement, it said there is one new historical case to report in an individual who underwent a pre-departure test before leaving New Zealand.

"Historical cases are not considered to be infectious."

Since 1 January 2021, there have been 75 historical cases, out of a total of 537 cases.

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

The total number of confirmed cases remains unchanged at 2353, as one previously confirmed case has now been classified as under investigation.

The ministry said the number of previously reported cases that have now recovered is four and the total number of active cases in the country today is 23.

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

Both patients remain in a stable condition, the ministry 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."

There was one new case of Covid-19 in managed isolation and quarantine facilities yesterday.

On Monday, 2694 Covid-19 tests were processed. The total number of tests processed by laboratories to date is 2,200,141.

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

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