There have been no recent occurrences of Covid-19 in New Zealand.

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In New Zealand today, there are no new cases of Covid-19 in the population or in controlled isolation.

The Health Ministry said in a statement that the total number of active cases in New Zealand remained at 33, with a total of 2245 confirmed cases.

Yesterday, there were two cases of controlled isolation.

According to the ministry, New Zealand has now conducted two million Covid-19 checks after the first test on February 7, 2020.

“Since 7 February, a total of 1,212,328 people have been tested – meaning nearly a quarter (244 out of 1000) of all New Zealanders have been tested.

“The highest number of tests completed in a single day was 25,007, during the Auckland August cluster.”

There were 3620 tests processed yesterday.

“Testing has and continues to be a core part of our elimination strategy for Covid-19 and is in addition to the current public health measures being practised at the border such as physical distancing, basic hygiene measures, and appropriate PPE use,” the ministry said in a statement.

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“To everyone who has played their part, whether at the frontline or providing necessary support, we thank you for your contribution and the huge difference you’ve made to our response. New Zealand’s response owes a debt of gratitude to our laboratory workers and all other supporting workers who have made this happen.

“We would also like to thank all New Zealanders who have been tested, including our frontline workers who are regularly re-tested.”

Perth lockdown

People in Perth and the Peel region are under a three-day lockdown after a person tested positive for the virus after leaving controlled isolation. They stayed in the city for several days before flying to Melbourne.

Since then, two more population cases in Perth have been confirmed.

Two of the 1000 passengers from the same household who arrived in New Zealand on direct flights from Perth recently have informed health authorities that they were in the Perth domestic terminal at the time listed on the Perth locations of interest page.

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“They are being treated as casual contacts and have both had their tests today, with results due this week. The risk to the public has been assessed again to be very low. They remain in isolation until their test results come back.”

All travel between Western Australia and New Zealand has been paused.

The ministry said the current risk to New Zealand remained low.

The next update will be on Tuesday.


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