Coronavirus: Nine new cases of COVID-19 at the border

Another nine cases of coronavirus have been caught at New Zealand's border in the last two days, the Ministry of Health has announced.

However there remains no evidence of community transmission, marking 65 days since the last community case on our shores.

The new cases include three travellers from the United States. Two are family members and arrived in Christchurch on January 7, while the third flew into Auckland via Hong Kong on January 18.

Two other cases flew in from the UK via the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on January 9 and 10 respectively, while another pair of travellers flew in from India via the UAE on January 19.

Of the remaining cases, one arrived from Kazakhstan via the UAE on January 19 while the other came direct from the UAE on the same day.

As well as the nine new cases, 12 previously reported cases have now recovered. This sees the total number of active cases in New Zealand drop to 73.

The number of confirmed cases recorded since the beginning of the pandemic now stands at 1920.

Meanwhile another 4305 tests were processed on Thursday, taking the total number of tests completed to 1,480,691.