COVID-19: Two new cases of coronavirus at New Zealand's managed isolation facilities

Two new cases of coronavirus have been detected at New Zealand's border in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health has revealed.

The first COVID-19 case is a man in his 50s who arrived in New Zealand on July 14 from Afghanistan via Dubai.

He tested positive on day 12 of his stay in a managed isolation hotel, and has now been transferred to Auckland's Jet Park Hotel quarantine facility.

The second case is a man aged in his 40s who arrived in New Zealand on July 27 from the Philippines via Hong Kong.

He was taken straight to the Jet Park Hotel as he was symptomatic when he landed in the country. The positive result came from a test carried out on arrival.

There are no new recovered cases on Wednesday, meaning the number of active cases in New Zealand rises to 23.

There is also no one in the country receiving hospital-level care for COVID-19.

There remains no evidence of community transmission in New Zealand, and it's now been 89 days since the last case of COVID-19 was acquired locally from an unknown source.

"Our total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 is now 1209, which is the number we report to the World Health Organization," a press release from the ministry reads.

"Yesterday our laboratories completed 2733 tests, of which 2481 were in the community, and 252 were in managed isolation and quarantine facilities. That brings the total number of tests completed to date 460,067."

The Ministry of Health says its NZ COVID Tracer app has now recorded 621,000 registered users - an increase of just 500 on the previous day.