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No Community Cases; 4 New Cases Of COVID-19, And One Historical Case In Managed Isolation In Two Days

1 August 2021

There are no cases of COVID-19 to report in the community today.

There are four new cases of COVID-19 to report in recent returnees, and also one historical case, in managed isolation facilities since the Ministry’s last update on Friday.

Since Friday, 12 previously reported cases have now recovered.

In addition, a previously reported case from Thursday has been reclassified to ‘under investigation’ and a previously reported case from Friday has been reclassified to ‘not a case.’

Both of these have been removed from our confirmed cases tally.

The number of active cases in New Zealand is 36.

Our total number of confirmed cases is 2,517.

New border cases in New Zealand

Arrival dateFrom Via Positive test day/reason Managed isolation/
quarantine location 
14 JulyUnited Arab EmiratesMalaysiaDay 15 / contact of a caseAuckland
17 JulyUnited KingdomSingaporeDay 12 / routine *Auckland
26 JulyUnited KingdomUAE / MalaysiaDay 3 routineChristchurch
30 JulyFull travel history to be confirmedQatar / AustraliaDay 1 / routineAuckland

*Day 12 cases are routinely investigated as a check against possible transmission within the facility. In this case, the person remains asymptomatic and there is no evidence of in-facility transmission following investigations to date.

Since 1 January 2021, there have been 109 historical cases, out of a total of 700 cases.

The seven-day rolling average of new cases detected at the border is two.

Historical cases identified at the border

Arrival dateFrom Via Positive test day/reason Managed isolation/
quarantine location 
14 JulySerbia and MontenegroUnited Arab Emirates / MalaysiaDay 12 / contact of a caseAuckland

Queensland update

As we reported last night, the Ministry is urging anyone who has travelled back to New Zealand from Queensland since last Monday (26 July) to carefully check locations of interest on the Queensland Health website.

This follows Queensland’s decision yesterday to enter a three day lockdown in parts of the Australian state.

Quarantine Free Travel with Australia was suspended last Friday (23 July) however since then there have been managed return flights from the state.

If people have returned on one of those managed return flights since Monday, and have been at a location of interest at the relevant time, we urge them to immediately isolate at home or appropriate accommodation and call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 for advice on testing.

If people haven’t been to one of those locations of interest, but have returned from Queensland since Monday, people should still remain vigilant, monitor any possible symptoms and ring Healthline and immediately isolate if any symptoms appear.

It’s also important to continue to monitor the Queensland Health website for any updates on locations of interest.

Contact tracing teams have been working to identify travellers on flights back from Queensland during that period and are emailing individuals based on their entries on the Nau Mai Ra travel declaration filled out before returning to New Zealand.

Mattina Update

The Mattina remains in quarantine at a secure berth in Bluff.

Two of the COVID-19 positive mariners remain in Southland Hospital and are in a stable condition, after a second transfer on Thursday.

The transfers were done in a carefully planned and co-ordinated way, using all appropriate Infection, Prevention and Control protocols, working with St John Ambulance and other hospital staff, under the guidance of Southern DHB Medical Officers of Health.

Viking Bay Update

The Viking Bay remains in quarantine at a secure berth at Queens Wharf in Wellington.

As of midday, 18 of the crew members are now back on board.

The vessel is expected to be granted pratique and leave Wellington tomorrow.


The total number of COVID-19 tests processed by laboratories to date is 2,484,284

On Friday, 6,355 tests were processed across New Zealand and yesterday, 4,927 tests were processed.

The seven-day rolling average is 6,497.

For all testing locations nationwide visit the Healthpoint website.

We wish to thank everyone who has taken a COVID-19 test and for helping testing numbers remain steady over the past few days. Testing remains one of the most accurate ways we can identify any potential community transmission of the virus.


NZ COVID Tracer now has 2,908,825 registered users.

Poster scans have reached 315,758,142 and users have created 12,375,079 manual diary entries.

There have been 1,198,815 scans in the past 48 hours to midday yesterday.

We encourage all New Zealanders to keep a record of where they have been. Use of the NZ COVID Tracer app or a manual diary remain critical tools in helping to speed up our contact tracing efforts and stop the spread of the virus.

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