No new community cases in New Zealand; one in managed isolation

Media release

04 May 2021

There are no new cases of COVID-19 to report in the community today.

There is one new case to report in recent returnees in managed isolation facilities, since our last update yesterday.   

Two previously reported cases have now recovered. The total number of active cases in New Zealand today is 24.

Our total number of confirmed cases is 2,267.

Since 1 January 2021, there have been 50 historical cases, out of a total of 451 cases

Western Australia update

The Ministry of Health is continuing to monitor developments in Western Australia, and New Zealand health officials continue to assess the risk to public health in New Zealand as low. Of note, no further community cases have been reported in Perth.   
  
New locations of interest have been listed, and people who were in Perth between April 27 and May 1 are advised to continue checking the Western Australian Government website for updates: https://www.wa.gov.au/organisation/covid-communications/covid-19-coronavirus-locations-visited-confirmed-cases 
  
If you have recently arrived in New Zealand from Australia and were in a location of interest at the specified time, please self-isolate immediately and call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 for information on when you should be tested.   
  
So far, no travellers who arrived in New Zealand have contacted Healthline to say they were at any of the locations of interest currently connected to these cases at the specified times.   
  
If you were at a location of interest at a specified time and you are still in Perth and are planning to travel to New Zealand, you are asked to follow the Western Australia health advice regarding isolation and testing on the above website. Anyone who has been at a location of interest cannot travel to New Zealand from Australia within 14 days of exposure.  
  
More than 800 passengers who travelled either directly or indirectly between Western Australia and New Zealand between 27 April and 1 May have now been contacted by the Ministry of Health’s contact tracing team and given the above advice.

Brisbane Airport green zone breach update

29 people in New Zealand considered casual plus contacts in relation to the Brisbane Airport green zone breach are today due for their day five test. These results will be available in the coming days.

Remaining passengers who weren’t at the locations of interest at the specified times previously advised should continue monitoring their health and if symptoms develop, call Healthline and get a test.

The risk from this event continues to be assessed as low.

New border cases details

Arrival date  

From  

Via  

Positive test day/reason  

Managed isolation/
quarantine location  

26 Apr 

United Kingdrom Qatar

Around day 6 / symptomatic

Auckland 

Testing information

The total number of tests processed by laboratories to date is 2,031,925.

On Monday, 2,726 tests were processed. The seven-day rolling average up to yesterday is 3,872 tests processed.

For all testing locations nationwide visit the Healthpoint website.

NZ COVID Tracer

NZ COVID Tracer now has 2,808,374 registered users.

Poster scans have reached 261,503,931 and users have created 9,786,939 manual diary entries.

There have been 610,337 scans in the last 24 hours to midday yesterday.

 

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