New Zealand confirms 7 new cases of COVID-19

Source: Xinhua| 2020-09-17 13:39:37|Editor: huaxia

WELLINGTON, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- New Zealand confirmed seven new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, all detected in recent returnees in a managed isolation facility.

With the exception of one arrival from Uzbekistan, all new cases were detected as a result of day 3 testing and are now in quarantine, said the Ministry of Health.

There are no new community cases.

There are four people hospitalized with COVID-19, with no cases in ICU, said a ministry statement.

With Thursday's new cases and nine additional recovered cases, the total number of active cases in New Zealand is 77. Of those, 33 are imported cases in managed isolation facilities, and 44 are community cases, it said.

The country's total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 is now 1,458. Enditem