Covid-19: Seven new cases in isolation managed since Monday


Since the last update on Monday, there are 7 new cases of Covid-19 in managed isolation.

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Three of the cases are part of the group of international sailors who arrived from Russia via Singapore.

One person traveled from India via the United Arab Emirates, two from the United States flew directly from Los Angeles, and one person traveled from Puerto Rico via Los Angeles.

A previously reported case was removed from New Zealand’s tally as it is being investigated as a possible historical case.

The total number of active cases in New Zealand is 62, after 21 cases have recovered. The total number of confirmed cases is 1,872.

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There are now 2,439,100 registered users of the Covid Tracer app, with 151,801,799 poster scans and 6,127,918 manual log entries.

Four new cases were announced at the last briefing on Monday. Three of the cases were in managed isolation in Christchurch and were all part of a group of international sailors who arrived in the country, the ministry said.

The fourth case arrived from the UK and was transferred to the Auckland quarantine facility.

As of Monday, the total number of active cases in New Zealand was 77 and the total number of confirmed cases was 1,866.

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To date, 1,441,163 Covid-19 tests have been processed by the laboratories.

New Zealand’s managed isolation facilities are now home to both the highly transmissible UK variant of Covid-19 and a new one associated with South Africa.

Almost a quarter of the country’s living cases are now the UK variant and that number is expected to increase.

Meanwhile, officials at managed isolation centers told RNZ their workers faced unfair stigma in the community and the pressure was so great that some quit because of it.

Head nurse Kerry Washington said her nurses in Christchurch had been confronted in supermarkets, prevented from going to their children’s school meetings or on school grounds to pick up children, and some struggled getting routine doctor or dentist appointments.

In Auckland, the staff at the Waipuna Hotel had friends and relatives who were reluctant to meet, and business contacts had repeatedly canceled appointments where hotel staff went. had already traveled to another city to meet, after realizing what the hotel was used for.



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