New Zealand's 22 COVID-19 cases: What we know about them

New Zealand now has 22 active COVID-19 cases after another two were reported on Monday.

The Ministry of Health (MoH) released its latest update at 1:30pm, revealing the pair are both people who have recently returned from overseas.

They are being quarantined in managed isolation facilities to prevent community transmission.

What we know about the new cases

The first case is a man in his 50s who arrived in New Zealand from India on June 24 (flight AI1316). His result came as a result of day three testing while in managed isolation.

The second case is a woman in her 20s who arrived into New Zealand from the United States on June 18 (flight NZ5). She is the wife of a previous case who tested positive on June 22 and was already in quarantine, being considered a close contact.

What we know about the 22 infected

According to the MoH, eight are female and 14 are male.

One of the infected people is aged under nine and one is aged between 10 and 19.

Seven are between 20-29 and eight are between 30-39. There are two people in both the 50-59 and 60-69 categories, and just one between 70-79.

A breakdown of the total cases by age.
A breakdown of the total cases by age. Photo credit: Ministry of Health / Screenshot

All cases had overseas travel before they tested positive for the coronavirus. In two cases, the last country before their return was the United States. Five cases had been in Australia, while 15 had travelled from India.

Contact tracing continues

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."