6 new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation

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There are six new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation facilities today, and none in the community. 

The Ministry of Health says all six cases were identified during routine testing around day 3 of their stay in managed isolation. 

"One person arrived from the Netherlands via Singapore on October 23, and four people arrived from India on October 24."

The Ministry is seeking details of the sixth person’s arrival. 

Two previously reported cases are now considered to have recovered, bringing the total number of active cases to 70. 

The total number of confirmed cases is now 1,593. 

Yesterday laboratories completed 7,403 tests for COVID-19, bringing the total number of tests completed to date to 1,083,230. 

The crew of the cargo ship Ken Rei were all tested for COVID-19 again yesterday, says the Ministry of Health. 

"They have all returned a second negative test result." 

The ship will today depart Napier and head for Tauranga. 

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