One New Case Of Covid-19 Reported In New Zealand Today
Sep 15 2020
Of those, 39 are imported cases in managed isolation facilities, and 57 are community cases, the statement said.
The case is linked to the Botany sub-cluster which has been genomically linked to the Auckland cluster. It is yet unknown whether the health worker was infected from the community or from within the quarantine facility, said the ministry. "We want to thank them again for their participation in contributing to our efforts to control the wider Auckland cluster", says a Ministry of Health spokesperson.
The healthcare worker has five household contacts, and all have returned a negative test result.
Staff areas in the facility have been deep cleaned.
Aucklanders will not be able to compete in the 2020 Rotorua Marathon, following the Government's latest Covid-19 announcements.
There were now three people in hospital with Covid-19, including two in ICU, said the ministry. New Zealand's total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 is now 1,444, which is the number that has been reported to the World Health Organization. The ministry's Monday data shows that the country has a total of 1,447 confirmed coronavirus cases and 24 virus-related deaths.
Laboratories across New Zealand processed 7,211 tests, bringing the total number of tests completed to date to 864,469.
There was no media conference held today.
New Zealand saw one new community case of COVID-19 on Monday.
Inspector Grant Tetzlaff from Auckland City Police, who attended the protest to monitor the situation, reportedly said that the police recognised people's lawful right to protest but also recognised the need for people to follow the current level two restrictions in helping to prevent the spread of Covid-19.