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New Zealand reports one new COVID-19 case

Xinhua
12 Jul 2020, 17:18 GMT+10

WELLINGTON, July 12 (Xinhua) -- One new case of COVID-19 was reported in managed isolation facilities in New Zealand, said New Zealand Ministry of Health on Sunday.

The new case is a woman in her 20s who arrived in New Zealand on July 4 from Rome, via Doha and Sydney, it said.

The woman had been in managed isolation at a hotel in Christchurch and is now in quarantine. She had previously been identified as a close contact of another case. As a result, and as per protocols for testing of close contacts within the managed facilities, this woman was retested on the sixth day of her arrival and tested positive, said the ministry in a statement.

The ministry said that 72 days have passed since the last case of COVID-19 was acquired locally in New Zealand from an unknown source.

The new case brings the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 1,194, which is the number New Zealand reported to the World Health Organization.

The total number of active cases in New Zealand is 25. There is no one in the country receiving hospital-level care for COVID-19.

Laboratories across New Zealand completed 1,824 tests overnight, bringing the total number of tests completed to date to 428,600.

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