Covid-19: One new case today in managed isolation

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There has been one new case of Covid-19 reported in managed isolation in New Zealand today.

The new case is a woman in her 20s who arrived in New Zealand on July 2 from London, via Doha and Sydney.

She had been in managed isolation at the Sudima Christchurch Airport and is now in quarantine.

She had previously been identified as a close contact of another case. Regular testing was carried out and the woman tested positive on day 6 of quarantine.

There have now been a total of 1193 confirmed cases.

There have been no further recovered cases today, so the total number of active cases is now 24.

There was no media conference today. In a statement, the Health Ministry said it had now been 71 days since the last case of Covid-19 was acquired locally from an unknown source.

There were two new cases reported yesterday.

New Zealand's laboratories processed 2057 tests yesterday.

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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