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 New Zealand reported one more case of COVID 19 on Friday after three consecutive days of zero cases in the country said a statement of the Ministry of Health This means New Zealand s combined total of confirmed and probable cases is now 1 498 of which 1 148 are confirmed it said Friday s case was linked to the Marist cluster in Auckland and was identified through recent follow up testing of the school community The person first had symptoms nearly two months ago and had a previous negative test The result is considered a weak positive and the person who has been in isolation through the lockdown period is not considered infectious at present according to the ministry We have previously identified instances of weak positive cases which can occur sometime after an individual s illness the statement said New Zealand currently has 1 421 people reported as having recovered from COVID 19 an increase of 10 on Thursday This is 95 percent of all confirmed and probable cases it said adding there are now just 56 active cases across the country There were two people receiving hospital care for COVID 19 and neither are in ICU The death toll remained at 21 in the country Director General of Health Ashley Bloomfield said Friday s confirmed case reinforces the long tail of the COVID 19 outbreak in New Zealand While we do not consider this case to be infectious it does demonstrate once again that we must stay vigilant COVID 19 will continue to linger so we need to keep consistently doing the things which will help keep all New Zealanders safe and allow us to continue to relax restrictions Bloomfield said XINHUA
New Zealand confirms 1 new case of COVID-19

1 New Zealand reported one more case of COVID-19 on Friday after three consecutive days of zero cases in the country, said a statement of the Ministry of Health.

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2 This means New Zealand‘s combined total of confirmed and probable cases is now 1,498, of which 1,148 are confirmed, it said.

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3 Friday’s case was linked to the Marist cluster in Auckland and was identified through recent follow-up testing of the school community. The person first had symptoms nearly two months ago and had a previous negative test. The result is considered a “weak positive” and the person, who has been in isolation through the lockdown period, is not considered infectious at present, according to the ministry.

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4 “We have previously identified instances of ‘weak positive’ cases, which can occur sometime after an individual’s illness,” the statement said.

5 New Zealand currently has 1,421 people reported as having recovered from COVID-19, an increase of 10 on Thursday. This is 95 percent of all confirmed and probable cases, it said, adding there are now just 56 “active” cases across the country.

6 There were two people receiving hospital care for COVID-19 and neither are in ICU. The death toll remained at 21 in the country.

7 Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield said Friday’s confirmed case reinforces the “long tail” of the COVID-19 outbreak in New Zealand.

8 “While we do not consider this case to be infectious, it does demonstrate once again that we must stay vigilant. COVID-19 will continue to linger, so we need to keep consistently doing the things which will help keep all New Zealanders safe and allow us to continue to relax restrictions,” Bloomfield said.

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