Covid 19 coronavirus: Today’s update from health officials

There is one historical case of Covid-19 in managed isolation, the Ministry of Health has revealed.

Historical cases, they clarified, are not considered to be currently infectious.

There are no new cases in the community.

Today’s one new case arrived in New Zealand on February 8 from the US. The infection was picked up as a result of day 0 testing.

The Ministry of Health also reported that five previously reported cases have now recovered – one previously reported case has been reclassified as ‘under investigation’.

That means the total number of active cases in New Zealand is now 54.

Yesterday, there were three new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation to report in New Zealand – with no new cases in the community.

Officials also revealed that 10 previously reported cases have now recovered.

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