Covid

FOR the eighth day in a row, bar one on Friday, there have been no new cases of Covid-19.

The total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 remains at 1154, which is the number reported to the World Health Organisation, while the combined total of confirmed and probable cases remains at 1504.

There is no change to the number of recovered cases, which remain at 1456, which is 97 percent of all confirmed and probable cases.

One person is in hospital with Covid-19, while there are no new deaths.

The NZ Covid Tracer app has recorded 380,000 registrations and health officials continue to encourage as many people as possible to download the app – which will help us identify, trace, test and isolate any cases of Covid-19.

The Ministry of Health is also supportive of the work done by businesses to get their unique QR codes up and running, with 13,600 posters having been created.

The Director-General of Health, Dr Ashley Bloomfield, visited Auckland quarantine and managed isolation facilities on Friday.

Dr Bloomfield met with about 300 of the people involved in providing accommodation for guests, including Ministry of Health staff, health workers and hotel workers.

“It was important to me to be satisfied that guests are being appropriately supported and that health requirements are being met,” he said.

Anyone arriving in New Zealand must spend at least 14 days in managed isolation or quarantine and on the weekend the 10,000th passenger entered managed isolation or quarantine in Auckland following the arrival of a flight from Melbourne.

More than 2000 people are in the hotels being used for isolation or quarantine in Auckland.