Coronavirus: New Zealand has 5 new confirmed cases of COVID-19

Publish Date
Wednesday, 2 September 2020, 1:03PM

Today New Zealand has three new confirmed cases of COVID in the community and two in managed isolation, says Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield.

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

The two MIQ cases are in Rotorua. The first case is a woman in her 30s who arrived in New Zealand from Dubai. The second is a child.

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

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

That brings the total number of active cases to 129 in New Zealand, with 94 in the community.

The total number of confirmed cases in New Zealand since the pandemic began is 1,406.

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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.