20 Jun 2021

Covid-19: Four new cases in managed isolation facilities since Friday, none in community

3:35 pm on 20 June 2021

There have been four new cases of Covid-19 in managed isolation facilities since Friday and none in the community.

Group of viruses, computer illustration. (Photo by KATERYNA KON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRA / KKO / Science Photo Library via AFP)

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In a statement, the Ministry of Health said the seven-day rolling average of new cases detected at the border is one.

The latest positive Covid-19 cases came from the Philippines, India, Afghanistan and the USA.

  • Philippines via Singapore and tested positive on day 1 of testing
  • India via Qatar and tested positive on day 1 of testing
  • Afghanistan via the United Arab Emirates and tested positive on day 3
  • USA direct and tested positive on arrival

The ministry said quarantine-free travel with New South Wales remains in place. New cases have bought the cluster in Sydney's Bondi to nine, with one new case also picked up in Queensland.

Last night, the ministry asked anyone in New Zealand who was at Westfield Bondi Junction in Sydney at specific times on 12-13 June to get tested immediately.

Anyone in New Zealand at the Westfield Bondi Junction mall (including the car park) in Sydney's Bondi Junction on Saturday, 12 June between 11am to 12pm or Sunday, 13 June between 1pm to 2pm and 4pm to 4.30pm should get tested immediately.

This follows a decision by New South Wales public health officials last night to classify the entire Westfield Bondi Junction mall and its car park as a location of interest, not just the particular shops earlier identified after a case last week involving a very fleeting contact with another case at the busy mall.

There was one new Covid-19 case in managed isolation facilities on Friday.

Covid-19 statistics

  • On Saturday, 3204 tests were processed by laboratories
  • The seven-day rolling average of tests processed is 4132
  • There were 506,605 scans using the Covid Tracer App in the last 24 hours to midday yesterday

On Friday, Stewart Island was declared free of Covid-19 after a child there returned a weak positive test, but which on further investigation the district health board said was not Covid-19, but likely a case of rhinovirus that causes cold and flu symptoms.

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