New Zealand reports 2 new cases of COVID-19

Source: Xinhua| 2020-08-01 13:35:56|Editor: huaxia

WELLINGTON, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- New Zealand reported two new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation facilities on Saturday, said the Ministry of Health in a statement.

The new cases were females in their 20s and arrived from Pakistan via Dubai on July 27. They were in managed isolation facilities upon arrival and had been transferred to the quarantine facility in Auckland, said the ministry statement.

The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand was now 1,212, which was the number the country reported to the World Health Organization.

The total number of active cases in New Zealand's managed isolation and quarantine facilities was 22, unchanged from Friday, it is said, adding that there was currently no one receiving hospital-level care for COVID-19.

Laboratories across New Zealand have completed 3,002 tests, of which 2,606 swabs were taken in the community, and 396 were taken in managed isolation and quarantine facilities, it is stated.

The total number of tests completed in New Zealand has reached 468,068, said the ministry.

It had been 92 days since the last case of COVID-19 was acquired locally from an unknown source, said the ministry.

While there continued to be no evidence of any transmission in New Zealand, the health ministry was urging the public to take a test if they were asked to.

"Testing is the best way we can be assured that there is no undetected community transmission in New Zealand -- and we need everyone to play their part in that. If you are offered a test for COVID-19, please get swabbed," said the ministry. Enditem