COVID-19: New Zealand records two new cases of coronavirus in managed isolation

There are two new cases of coronavirus at New Zealand's border, the Director-General of Health has announced.

Dr Ashley Bloomfield revealed the latest figures at a press conference from Ministry of Health headquarters in Wellington on Monday afternoon.

The first case is a man in his 50s, who arrived in the country from India on June 24. His positive result came after his mandatory COVID-19 test on day three of his stay at a managed isolation facility.

The second is a woman in her 20s who arrived from the United States on June 18. She is the wife of a previous case who tested positive, and was already in quarantine as she was considered a close contact.

Both new cases were caught at the border, and the total number of active cases in managed isolation and quarantine facilities now stands at 22, Dr Bloomfield said.

There is still no evidence of community transmission.

A case revealed to be receiving treatment at Auckland City Hospital on Sunday is now in a stable condition, and does not require more intensive care.

The total number of confirmed cases is now 1178. On Sunday, New Zealand laboratories recorded 2574 tests, taking the total number of tests to 395,510.

Contact tracing for those who left managed isolation facilities without a test between June 9 and 16 is still ongoing.

"1269 people have been contacted and have tested negative for COVID-19 - that includes the 800 who were tested prior to their departure," Dr Bloomfield said.

"There are still 367 people with whom we are having trouble making contact - not from want of trying - with text, where possible email and repeated phone calls.

"I would ask that those people who have been in a managed isolation facility and have received an attempt to contact them, and who haven't yet spoken with Healthline to call them on (09) 302 0408.

"As needed, we will refer people who do not make contact to our finding services - and, if we feel necessary, to enforcement."