There are no new cases of Covid-19 to report in New Zealand today.
In a statement, the Ministry of Health says there were 18 people isolating in the Auckland quarantine facility from the community, which includes nine people who have tested positive for Covid-19 and their household contacts.
It says one person is in hospital with Covid-19 at Middlemore. The patient is in isolation on a general ward.
There was no 1pm news conference today.
The Ministry says since 11 August, the contact tracing team has identified 4,075 close contacts of cases, of which 4,072 have been contacted and are self-isolating or have completed self-isolation. “We are in the process of contacting the rest.”
The total number of active cases is 55; of those, 28 are imported cases in MIQ facilities, and 27 are community cases.
The total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 is 1,477.
Yesterday there were 3,539 tests processed, bringing the total number of tests completed to date to 951,954.
“Lower testing figures on Saturdays and Sundays are not unusual, however this is a good reminder that we can’t afford to be complacent,” says the Ministry.