2 new imported cases of COVID-19; no new community cases

There are two new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation and no new community cases to report in New Zealand today.

The first imported case is a person who arrived from Paris (via Dubai / Kuala Lumpur) on 23 October. The second is a person who arrived from London (via Dubai / Kuala Lumpur) on 23 October.

Both cases were identified during routine testing around day 3 of their time in managed isolation and have been transferred to the Auckland quarantine facility.

Four cases have now recovered, meaning the total number of active cases is 66.

Our total number of confirmed cases is now 1,587.

Yesterday our laboratories completed 3,335 tests for COVID-19, bringing the total number of tests completed to date to 1,075,827.

Auckland testing

Testing in Auckland is available today at seven community testing centres (CTCs) in addition to the usual testing in general practice and urgent care clinics.

Testing is available at Northcote Community Testing Centre, Northcare Accident and Medical, Whānau House in Henderson, Western Springs Community Testing Centre, Health New Lynn Community Testing Centre, Whānau Ora Community Clinic in Wiri, and the Otara Community Testing Centre.

Today is the last day testing will be available at Northcare Accident and Medical, this was set up as a surge CTC in response to the latest outbreak.

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