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New Zealand reports two new cases of COVID-19

07 Jul 2020, 15:30 GMT+10

WELLINGTON, July 7 (Xinhua) -- New Zealand reported two new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, with the number of active cases in the country remaining at 22, all in managed isolation or quarantine facilities, according to the Ministry of Health.

It has been 67 days since the last local transmission was reported, said a ministry's statement.

Tuesday's cases were returnees who are staying at a hotel in Christchurch. One is a woman in her 20s, and the other is a woman in her 30s, who are from the same extended family, and arrived in New Zealand from Afghanistan on a repatriation flight on July 2, it said.

Tests were conducted as part of a routine testing around the third day of their stay in a managed isolation facility, it added.

The country has confirmed 1,186 cases, which is the number reported to the World Health Organization, according to the ministry.

Two people have recovered from COVID-19, and the death toll stood at 22.

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