No new community cases; no cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation 24 June

There are no new cases of COVID-19 to report in the community in New Zealand today.

There are also no cases to report in recent returnees in managed isolation facilities since the Ministry’s last update yesterday.

Seven previously reported cases have now recovered. The number of active cases in New Zealand is 17.

The seven-day rolling average of new cases detected at the border is one. Since 1 January 2021, there have been 76 historical cases, out of a total of 551 cases.

Our total number of confirmed cases is 2,367.

Australian traveller who visited Wellington

Further public health advice has been issued following an Australian traveller from Sydney, who was in Wellington last weekend, and tested positive for COVID-19 upon their return to Australia.

The visitor was in Wellington from Saturday 19 June until Monday 21 June.

New South Wales health officials have confirmed an epidemiological link of the person who tested positive to the Bondi cluster, providing reassurance the person did not contract COVID-19 in Wellington. Genome sequencing of the visitor is underway

Four initial close contacts in New Zealand who were previously identified are isolating, following public health advice, and have all returned negative test results.

So far, 420 people have been identified as contacts – of those, 167 have been tested, 15 have returned a negative result, and the remaining are pending a test result.

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