Eight new Covid-19 cases in managed isolation

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Sun, 24 Jan 2021, 1:32PM
(Photo / NZ Herald)
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Eight new Covid-19 cases in managed isolation

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sun, 24 Jan 2021, 1:32PM

The Ministry of Health said in a statement today there have been eight cases of Covid-19 in managed isolation since Friday.

The new cases have come from the UK, USA, United Arab Emirates, South Africa, India and Ethiopia. 

One previously reported case had recovered, the ministry said in a statement.

The number of active cases in New Zealand is 79 and the total number of confirmed cases 1927.The total number of tests processed by laboratories to date is 1,487,234.The seven-day rolling average up to yesterday is 3335 tests processed, the statement said.

The Tracer app now has 2,459,398 registered users.

Poster scans have reached 158,388,381 and users have created 6,393,135 manual diary entries.

It comes as health officials are responding to what is believed to be a probable community case of Covid in Northland.

Covid-19 Response Minister, Chris Hipkins says there wasn't yet any evidence of actual community transmission - and most likely was a border case.

Hipkins and Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield will be holding a media conference at the Beehive at 4 this afternoon.