Coronavirus: Six new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation, one tested positive on day 24

Six new cases of coronavirus have been recorded at New Zealand's managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ) facilities in the last two days - including one historical case and another who tested positive 24 days after arriving in the country.

However there remains no evidence of community COVID-19 transmission, the Ministry of Health revealed in a press release on Wednesday afternoon, marking 63 days without an active case in the community.

The case who tested positive on day 24 landed in Auckland from South Africa via the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on December 26 last year.

They are within the travel bubble of a previously confirmed case reported on New Year's Eve, and have been at the Jet Park Hotel, Auckland's quarantine facility, since then.

Meanwhile the historical case is a member of the international fishing crew who left New Zealand via ship on December 18. They had arrived from Russia having travelled through Singapore.

"Previous history of overseas COVID-19 like illness in family members and a weak positive test resulted in a clinical assessment it is a historical case," the Ministry of Health said.

The historical case is deemed not to be infectious.

Among the other new cases is a person who flew in on December 29 from the UK via the UAE, as well as two people who arrived on January 9 having also transitted through the UAE. One was from Zimbabwe while the other's original location has not yet been determined.

A person who arrived direct from the US on January 14 was the final new case recorded since Monday.

Alongside the six new cases were 14 new recoveries, which saw the total number of active COVID-19 cases in New Zealand drop to 76.

The total number of confirmed cases recorded since coronavirus first landed on our shores is 1911.

Another 4451 tests were processed on Tuesday.