There have been three new cases of Covid-19 reported in managed isolation in New Zealand today, with two new historical cases.
In a statement, the Health Ministry said two new cases have been deemed to be historical. They were from the same household who had recently completed managed isolation and returned a series of negative test results.
They returned an initial weak positive test a few days after leaving managed isolation. The Ministry said an investigation – which included testing all other household members – has determined they were historical cases.
The three new cases in managed isolation include one who arrived in Auckland from Brazil via Qatar/Brisbane on 6 March, and two from India.
The Ministry said all 15 cases associated with the February cluster have now recovered.
“As all New Zealand enjoys being back in alert level 1, a reminder to remain vigilant and stick to the basics: staying home if unwell and getting advice about having a test, washing hands, coughing and sneezing into the elbow, and wearing masks or face coverings on all public transport and keeping track of where you’ve been – scan QR codes wherever you go and turn on Bluetooth tracing in the app dashboard.”
There are now 88 active cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand, with a total of 2066 confirmed cases.
There was one new case in managed isolation reported yesterday, as Auckland joined the rest of New Zealand at alert level 1 at midday.