Three new imported cases of COVID-19, none from local transmission.
Hawke's Bay App
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 1:10 PM
There are three new cases of COVID-19 today – all detected in recent returnees in managed isolation facilities.
There are no new community cases.
The three cases are a man in his 30s and two children who arrived together from Dubai on September 9th.
They have been in managed isolation at the Ibis Hotel in Rotorua and tested positive for COVID-19 during routine testing around day 3 of their stay.
There are 56 people linked to the community cluster who remain in the Auckland quarantine facility, which includes 26 people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and their household contacts.
Since August 11th, the Minstry of Health contact tracing team has identified 3,779 close contacts of cases, of which 3,772 have been contacted and are self-isolating.
Today there are four people in hospital with COVID-19 – one is in isolation on a ward in Auckland City Hospital, and one is in isolation on a ward in Middlemore. Two are in ICU, at North Shore and Waikato hospitals.
With today’s three new cases and 16 additional recovered cases, the total number of active cases is 83.
Of those, 28 are imported cases in MIQ facilities, and 55 are community cases.
The new total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 is now 1,450, which is the number we report to the World Health Organization.
4,402 tests were processed yesterday.