October 07, 2020
Community COVID cases recovered
With Auckland set to join the rest of Aotearoa at COVID Alert Level 1, Taumata Tuatahi at midnight, Health Minister Chris Hipkins has announced there are no active community cases of COVID-19 remaining in the country.
He says the last people from the recent outbreak have recovered from the virus.
He says systems that have been developed and strengthened since the first wave of COVID-19 have worked to chase down the virus, isolate it, and eliminate it.
But he says constant vigilance and team work, with everyone playing their part to ensure we stay on top of the virus, needs to be our new normal for some time to come.
Since August 11, there have been 186 community cases of COVID-19 reported – 179 people linked to the Auckland August cluster, six people linked to the Christchurch returnees group, and the worker from the managed isolation facility at the Rydges.
In the two months since the outbreak began, laboratories nationally have processed nearly half a million tests.
There were three new cases of COVID-19 reported today among travellers in from managed isolation, two from Ethiopia via Dubai and one from Dubai.
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