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New Zealand reports 11 new cases of COVID-19

24 Oct 2020, 12:30 GMT+10

WELLINGTON, Oct. 24 (Xinhua) -- New Zealand reported 11 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, said the Ministry of Health in a statement.

All 11 new cases were detected in isolation facilities, while there were no new community cases in the country, said the ministry.

Five of the cases are among the international fishing crew in isolation in Christchurch, who tested positive on day six of their stay.

"We have always expected that additional cases from this group were likely," the ministry said in a statement.

The total number of active cases in New Zealand is currently 74 and the total number of confirmed cases has reached 1,578, said the ministry.

Laboratories across New Zealand have completed 7,700 tests for COVID-19, bringing the total number of tests completed to date to 1,061,747.

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