COVID-19: No new cases in the community, none in managed isolation

COVID-19: No new cases in the community, none in managed isolation
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No new arrivals have tested positive for COVID-19 in managed isolation facilities in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health said on Friday.

No new cases of the virus have been detected in the community.

There have been no recoveries in the last day, with the total number of active cases remaining at 23. To date, New Zealand has recorded a total of 2257 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Since January 1, 2021, 49 of 441 cases have been classified as historical infections.

Testing information

To date, laboratories have processed 2,018,845 tests. On Thursday, 5303 tests were processed. The seven-day rolling average up to Thursday is 3734 tests.

Brisbane Airport green zone breach

On Friday, a traveller from Papua New Guinea who breached Brisbane Airport's green zone tested positive for COVID-19.

Green zones can only be accessed by travellers from New Zealand or Australia. Red zones are specifically for other international visitors, who may have travelled from COVID-19 hotspots. 

The breach occurred at the airport's Hudson Café. Two individuals from a 'red zone' country were in the eatery at the same time as green zone passengers. 

Queensland Health told the ministry the two red zone passengers were wearing masks, were social distancing and are not symptomatic. 

The person had contact with travellers on three flights to New Zealand - Air New Zealand NZ202 from Brisbane to Christchurch; Air New Zealand NZ146 from Brisbane to Auckland; and Qantas QF135 from Brisbane to Christchurch.

"We are in contact with Queensland Health officials on Friday following this reported breach and will be able to provide updated information as soon as we can," a spokesperson for the Ministry of Health said in Friday's statement.

"A reminder for people who may need a COVID-19 test - please visit Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) for all testing locations in Auckland."

For all testing locations nationwide, visit Healthpoint.

World Immunisation Week

The Ministry of Health also had a message for vaccinators as World Immunisation Week comes to an end.

"We want to reiterate our thanks to the more than 15,000 trained vaccinators in New Zealand," the spokesperson said.

"There's also a growing number of registered vaccinators stepping up to become part of our COVID-19 vaccination surge workforce, which now totals more than 2600 people."

More than 250,000 vaccinations have now been administered in New Zealand, they said. Of those doses, almost 69,000 people are now fully inoculated against the virus.