• Seven new cases of Covid-19 in managed isolation

Seven new cases of Covid-19 in managed isolation

There are seven new cases of Covid-19 to report in managed isolation in New Zealand since Monday.

There are no new cases in the community.

Of the new border cases three arrived from Russia on January 6, and are part of the group of international mariners. In total, 17 positive Covid-19 cases have been identified in this group: nine are deemed historical and eight are active cases.

The four other cases arrived on January 7 and included one from India, two from the United States and one from Puerto Rico.

One previously reported case is now regarded as under investigation as a possible historical case. This case was first reported on Sunday as having arrived from the USA on January 4.

This case was removed from New Zealand's tally while the Ministry of Health investigated and awaited a second test result, due later this week.

The total number of active cases in New Zealand is 62, with 21 having recovered since Monday. The total number of confirmed cases is 1872.

The total number of tests processed by laboratories to date is 1,448,199.

On Monday, 2,187 tests were processed and yesterday there were 4,847 tests processed. The seven-day rolling average up to yesterday is 3,729 tests processed.