• No new Covid-19 community cases; 1 case in managed isolation

No new Covid-19 community cases; 1 case in managed isolation

There is one new case of Covid-19 in managed isolation, and no new cases in the community to report today.

The total number of active cases in New Zealand is 72. The total number of confirmed cases is 2043.

The total number of tests processed by laboratories to date is 1,779,213.

On Saturday, 6,733 tests were processed. The total number of tests in the last seven days is 71,831. The seven-day rolling average up to yesterday is 10,262 tests processed.

Since January 1, there have now been 37 historical cases, out of a total of 233 cases.

Alert Levels

The Auckland region moved to Alert Level 2 this morning and will remain there until 6am Sunday 14 March. At Alert Level 2 people can go to school and work, travel between regions, and attend gatherings of up to 100 people.

The remainder of New Zealand is now at Alert Level 1. Wearing masks on domestic flights and all public transport still applies at Level 1. To find out more, please go to https://covid19.govt.nz/alert-system/current-alert-level/

"While it’s encouraging to see another day without any community cases, we must all remain vigilant and continue to do our bit," The Ministry of Health said in a statement.

This includes staying home if you have any symptoms; if symptomatic phoning Healthline for advice on getting a test - wherever you are in the country; and keeping a record of where you have been at all times.

The COVID Tracer app is an easy way to do this. Please continue to scan QR codes wherever you go and turn on Bluetooth tracing in the app dashboard if you haven’t already done so. Continue to wash your hands, and cough or sneeze into your elbow.