Coronavirus: Seven new cases of COVID-19 in NZ, but none in the community

There are seven new cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand, the Ministry of Health has revealed - but none are in the community.

A press release revealed each of the cases announced on Wednesday afternoon were detected in managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ) facilities.

Six of those were on the same flight - from India via the United Arab Emirates, landing in Auckland on Monday, April 5. They all returned positive tests after routine testing on arrival.

The seventh case had flown in from the US on a direct flight to Auckland on Monday, March 22, and is considered a close contact of one of the 17 cases reported on Tuesday.

The number of active cases in New Zealand now stands at 81, with the total number of confirmed cases recorded since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak climbing to 2175.

Another 3389 COVID-19 tests were processed on Tuesday, taking the total number of tests processed by laboratories to date to 1,920,966.

The lack of new community cases will be welcome news to health officials after it was announced on Tuesday that a quarantine-free trans-Tasman bubble would open with Australia on April 19.

New Zealand has now gone 38 days without a community case.

And it's not the only good news, with public health officials announcing the Auckland February cluster is now officially closed.

That comes after it was confirmed 28 days - the equivalent of two COVID-19 incubation cycles - had passed since the last identified case in the cluster recovered.

"The first cases in this cluster were reported to the Ministry of Health on 13 February," the ministry said.

"The cluster was made up of 15 community cases. All the cases in the cluster were able to be linked epidemiologically and through Whole Genome Sequencing. The source of the outbreak has not been determined."