Coronavirus: New Zealand has two new confirmed cases of COVID today

Publish Date
Sunday, 13 September 2020, 1:01PM

Today New Zealand has two new confirmed cases of COVID, the Ministry of Health has reported.

The first case is a person in managed isolation who arrived from South Africa on 8 September and remains in quarantine in Canterbury.

The other new case is a health worker who works at Auckland’s quarantine facility Jet Park managing people in quarantine after they test positive for COVID-19.  

This case is still being investigated to determine if the infection came from the community or from within the quarantine facility.

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

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

That brings the total number of active cases to 97 in New Zealand, with 58 in the community.

The total number of confirmed cases in New Zealand since the pandemic began is 1,446.

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Auckland is currently in alert level "2.5", with tighter restrictions than normal level 2 including a 10-per person limit on social gatherings other than funerals or tangi.

The rest of the country is at level 2.

Cabinet will tomorrow review the Covid-19 alert level situation, with any changes to be made from Wednesday at 11.59pm.