There are six new cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand today, four in the community and two in managed isolation.

In a statement, the Ministry of Health says one of the imported cases was a man in his 20s who arrived from the Philippines on 3 September and was at a managed isolation facility when he tested positive on day 3 of his stay.

The other is a female in her late teens who arrived on the same flight from the Philippines and also tested positive on day 3, it says.

The four new cases in the community were all linked to the Mt Roskill Evangelical Fellowship Church group within the Auckland August cluster. The Ministry said the Auckland Regional Public Health is actively tracing and testing their contacts.

“Since August 11, our contact tracing team has identified 3,274 close contacts of cases, of which 3,228 have been contacted and are self-isolating, and we are in the process of contacting the rest,” the Ministry says.

There are 69 people linked to the community cluster who remain in the Auckland quarantine facility, which includes 52 people who have tested positive for Covid-19 and their household contacts.

There are four people in hospital with Covid – two are stable and in isolation on wards – one in Middlemore and one in North Shore hospitals. Two are in ICU, at North Shore and Waikato hospitals.

SOURCE – RADIO NZ

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