Covid 19 coronavirus: Ministry of Health to update New Zealand case numbers

The Ministry of Health is expected to soon update if there are any new cases of Covid-19 in the community or managed isolation.

No new community cases have been detected since Tuesday’s announcement that an MIQ security guard had tested positive. Today’s update will be made about 1pm.

Ten close contacts of the Grand Millennium worker, who had not been vaccinated, are or have been tested for the virus and are in isolation. No locations of interest for the 24-year-old guard have been identified.

Whole genome sequencing tests yesterday were inconclusive, with results of a follow up test – along with serology testing – expected today.

Most new imported cases in the last week have been in people travelling from India, prompting the Government to ban arrivals from the country, where case numbers are soaring, until at least April 28.

As of yesterday the seven-day rolling average of new cases detected at the border iseight.

Meanwhile, a returnee in managed isolation was last night transported to hospital with Covid-19 symptoms.

The person who was in Jet Park Quarantine Facility in Auckland was taken around 11pm.

Full infection prevention and control protocols were observed, a quarantine spokesperson said.

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