Covid-19 update: One new case in managed isolation, no community cases

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There have been no new community cases reported today after yesterday’s positive result, with just one new case in managed isolation.

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There was no media conference today. In a statement, the Ministry of Health said the total number of active cases in New Zealand is now 61.

Today’s new case arrived in New Zealand on 28 January from India.

The total number of confirmed cases in this country is 1959.

The ministry revealed yesterday there was one community case that was related to the recent outbreak in Auckland, along with six new cases in managed isolation.

The ministry said the person who tested positive yesterday (Case D) has been moved into quarantine.

“Case D has no close contacts to follow up due to being in self-isolation and therefore the public health risk is considered to be low.”

Almost 5000 tests were processed yesterday.

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield said it was still important that anyone who is going to be out and about over Waitangi weekend keep a record of where they have been.

“We continue to strongly encourage people to continue to scan using the NZ Covid Tracer app and turn on Bluetooth. The more we all scan, the safer we’ll all be. Scanning helps our contact tracers to quickly find and alert any potential close and casual contacts of people who have tested positive for Covid-19.”

The ministry’s next media release is planned for Sunday.

  • If you have symptoms of the coronavirus, call the NZ Covid-19 Healthline on 0800 358 5453 (+64 9 358 5453 for international SIMs) or call your GP – don’t show up at a medical centre

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