There are no new community cases of Covid-19 to report today and only one in managed isolation.
The Health Ministry said the number of daily Covid Tracer scans had more than doubled since last Wednesday and called the level of testing over the long weekend “enjoyable”.
The case in managed isolation was under investigation yesterday and has now been classified as a confirmed case – but the person has recovered.
Three other people have also recovered, meaning the number of active cases in New Zealand is 70.
The Health Ministry said six days of testing of the crew of an international fishing vessel at a border hotel in Christchurch had also been completed and there were no new cases to report.
The total number of confirmed cases in New Zealand is 1579.
There were 5396 tests processed yesterday, and the Health Ministry said these were “strong weekend numbers”.
“Testing was also fun in the Auckland area, with the metropolitan DHB reporting steady demand at seven community testing centers in the area, where 633 people were wiped out yesterday.”
There are seven community testing centers open over the long weekend at:
• Northcote Community Testing Center.
• Accident and Medical Northcare, Whānau House in Henderson.
• Western Springs Community Testing Center.
• Whānau Ora Community Clinic in Wiri.
• Otara Community Testing Center.
• Parking for North Harbor stadium in Albany.
Testing is also available throughout metropolitan Auckland at a number of emergency care clinics and general practices over the long weekend.
All tests are free.
The Health Ministry said anyone could contact Healthline 24/7 for advice and information on testing sites. Covid’s special number is 0800 358 5453.
“We would also like to thank the primary care team conducting the testing today, laboratory staff, public health teams, hospital staff and other healthcare professionals who worked during this long weekend to support our pandemic response.”
The Health Ministry said the number of poster scans was nearly double compared to the number reported last Wednesday and that was “encouraging”.
“The more we scan, the safer we are. The faster we respond, the sooner we stop it.”
If you can’t or don’t want to use the app, the ministry encourages people to use the written sign-in process that should be available at businesses. For your own records, you should also use other methods that work for you, such as the NZ Covid Tracer booklet, which can be downloaded from the ministry’s website.