The problem is the virus, its not people, people are the solution. There is no blame or stigma attached to having COVID-19, treat others as you would want to be treated.
Total new cases: 2
New community cases: 1
New managed isolation cases: 1
The new community case is linked the Auckland cluster
Managed isolation case arrived on 29/08/2020, in MI in Christchurch, tested positive on day 3.
Total cases: 1759 ( 2 )
Total community cases (season 2): 152 ( 1 )
All active cases: 115 ( -14 )
Active community cases: 79 ( -15 )
Hospitalisations: 7 ( 0 )
Tests yesterday: 10,521
Seven day average: X
Total tests: 788,081
Total tests season 2: 289,034
Close contacts identified: 3162 ( -30 )
Contacted and self isolating: 2984 ( -8 )
Contact rate: 94%
Govt had set a target of around 10k tests per day over the past week, with around 2/3 of those tests occurring in Auckland. We have more or less hit these targets.
There will be a continued focused on testing at the airport/ports, in MIQ, and in wider community.
Three target groups:
People With cold and flu symptoms
Contacts of people or places that have had COVID-19
Contacts of contacts
By Monday will have completed two full rounds of testing of airports and MIQ staff.
COVID Tracer App
Uptake in New Zealand is above 50% of adult population. For comparison Ireland has seen an uptake of 37%, and Australia 24%
COVID Tracer Booklet
Releasing a booklet for people who dont have a smartphone – we know some of our senior citizens prefer to keep a paper diary. These can be ordered from covid19.govt.nz website.