There are 25 new cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand today, 23 are cases at the border and two are related to the port worker reported on Sunday.
Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield says the two connected to the port worker are workplace contacts.
The first case was previously considered a casual contact of the port worker and had a very short exposure to the worker – about three minutes in the same room as them, Dr Bloomfield says.
“The new case became symptomatic yesterday, was tested yesterday and returned a positive result. They have one household contact who is now in self-isolation.”
Yesterday the ministry confirmed that there were 11 cases of Covid-19 at a managed isolation facility in Christchurch, with another 14 possible cases being investigated.
The ministry said it is investigating after the cases were detected during routine day three testing.
None involved cases in the community, it said.
It said the positive cases are part of a group who are the only people staying at the Sudima Hotel in Christchurch.
The cases were on top of the one new imported case that the ministry confirmed as part of its daily update.