Coronavirus: Today New Zealand has 13 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the community

Publish Date
Tuesday, 18 August 2020, 1:03PM

Today New Zealand has 13 new confirmed cases of COVID in the community says Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield.

Twelve are linked to the current cluster and one remains under investigation but is believed to be linked.

There are six people in hospital.

That brings the total number of active cases to 90 in New Zealand, with 69 in the community.

The total number of confirmed cases in New Zealand since the pandemic began is 1,293.

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Today's update comes as one of the positive cases in the community, who worked at a managed isolation facility, is unconnected to the South Auckland cluster.

Last Tuesday had marked 102 days without transmission in the community.

The current alert settings - level 3 in Auckland and level 2 in the rest of the country - are in place until 11.59pm on Wednesday 26 August, but Cabinet will review the settings on Friday.