2 new imported cases of Covid-19

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Ministry of Health Covid-19 update

October 15, 2020

There are two new cases of Covid-19 to report from managed isolation in New Zealand today. There are no new cases in the community.

The first imported case arrived on October 9 from India via Dubai and was taken to a managed isolation facility in Hamilton. They tested positive as part of routine day 3 testing and have been transferred to the Auckland quarantine facility.

The second imported case arrived on October 12 from San Francisco, USA, and was taken to a managed isolation facility in Christchurch. They were tested after displaying symptoms of Covid-19.

Our total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 is 1520, which is the number we report to the World Health Organization.

Our total number of active cases is 42 – all imported cases. There are no active community cases of Covid-19.

Yesterday our laboratories processed 5196 tests, bringing the total number of tests completed to date to 1,016,853.

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