COVID-19: No new community cases, one in managed isolation

The Ministry of Health has confirmed there are no new cases of coronavirus in the community and one in managed isolation.

This comes after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Friday morning that Auckland would move to COVID-19 alert level 1 from midday. The rest of New Zealand also remains in level 1.

New Zealand's one new case in managed isolation brings the country's active cases 86. Our total number of confirmed cases is 2061.

The new case arrived in New Zealand on March 7 from India via the United Arab Emirates.

They tested positive for COVID-19 on day 3 of their stay in an Auckland MIQ facility during routine testing.

The Ministry confirmed all close contacts connected to the February cluster who had test results come back in the past 24 hours have negative results.

"Five remaining close contacts tested today have been in quarantine for the past 12 days. Results are expected shortly," the Ministry said in a statement.

All contacts of the air crew case have also returned negative results from initial testing.

On Thursday, laboratories processed 6629 COVID-19 test results. The total number of tests processed to date is 1,808,406.

There are six community testing locations open in Auckland on Friday, in: Wiri, Otara, Balmoral, New Lynn, Henderson and Northcote.