TWO Filipinos who traveled to New Zealand tested positive for COVID-19, the New Zealand Ministry of Health said yesterday.
The two new COVID-19 cases are now in isolation facilities in New Zealand, the Ministry of Health said.
It has been 96 days since the last case of COVID-19 was acquired locally from an unknown source.
"The first case we are reporting today is a man in his 20s who arrived in New Zealand on July 23 from the Philippines via Hong Kong," the Ministry said.
He has been in managed isolation at the Rydges in Rotorua and tested negative for COVID-19 around day 3 of his stay.
He has been transferred to the Auckland quarantine facility after testing positive around day 12 of his stay in managed isolation.
The second case is a woman in her 40s who arrived in New Zealand on August 1 from the Philippines via Hong Kong.
She has been in managed isolation at the Grand Millennium in Auckland, and tested positive around day 3 of her stay.
These cases bring New Zealand’s total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 to 1,219, which is the number we report to the World Health Organization.
There is no one in New Zealand receiving hospital-level care for COVID-19.