Coronavirus: New Zealand has 13 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the community

Publish Date
Thursday, 13 August 2020, 1:07PM

Today New Zealand has 14 new cases of Covid-19 says Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield.

There are 13 new COVID cases in Auckland and all are linked to the four confirmed cases from the new outbreak.

In managed isolation, there is one new case - a woman in her 30s who arrived from the Philippines.

That brings the total number of active cases to 36 in New Zealand, with 17 in the community.

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Tuesday had marked 102 days without transmission in the community.

Cabinet ministers will meet tomorrow to decide whether Auckland might be eased into alert level 2, stay at level 3, or moved to full lockdown.

Tomorrow's Cabinet decision on the future of the lockdown will depend on factors including the extent of the new Covid-19 outbreak, the containment of known chains of transmission, and whether the source of infection has been found.

 

This article was first published on nzherald.co.nz and is republished here with permission.