Coronavirus: New Zealand has 14 new confirmed cases of COVID-19

Publish Date
Tuesday, 1 September 2020, 1:02PM

Today New Zealand has five new confirmed cases of COVID in the community and nine in managed isolation, the Ministry of Health has reported.

The community cases are all linked to the current South Auckland cluster.

Of the nine cases in MIQ facilities, five are in Christchurch, three are in Auckland and one is in Wellington.

The Christchurch MIQ cases are a man in his 20s, a woman in her 30s, two women in their 20s, and a man in his 40s, who all arrived on the same flight from India via Fiji on August 27.

The Auckland MIQ cases are a woman in her 20s and another in her 30s, both of whom arrived from India on August 23. The third MIQ case in Auckland is a woman in her 50s who arrived on August 26 from Qatar.

The final MIQ case is in Wellington – a man in his 50s who arrived on August 18 from the United States.

There are 10 people in hospital, including two patients in intensive care.

There are 13 previously reported cases who are considered to have recovered today – all community cases.

That brings the total number of active cases to 132 in New Zealand, with 99 in the community.

The total number of confirmed cases in New Zealand since the pandemic began is 1,401.

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After 18 days, Auckland moved into level 2 like the rest of the country on Sunday at 11.59pm, except with stricter rules on gatherings.

Gatherings for Aucklanders are restricted to 10 people at level 2, while a 50-person limit is in place for funerals and tangi.

These settings will be in place for a week and Cabinet will review them on Sunday 6 September.