Tuesday, 20 Oct 2020
WORLD
17/10/2020 10:54 AM

WELLINGTON, Oct 17 -- New Zealand reported three new cases of COVID-19 on its election day Saturday, reported Xinhua news agency quoting the Ministry of Health’s statement.

According to the ministry, all three cases were imported cases detected in managed isolation facilities. The first case arrived from Britain via Singapore on Oct 9. The second and third imported cases arrived from the United Arab Emirates on Oct 13.

The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand reached 1,527, which was the number the country reported to the World Health Organization.

The total number of active COVID-19 cases is 40, none are active community cases. There is no one in the hospital with COVID-19 in New Zealand, said the ministry.

Laboratories across New Zealand processed 4,794 more tests, bringing the total number of tests completed to date to 1,026,725.

New Zealand is currently on COVID-19 Alert Level 1. Saturday (Oct 17, 2020) is the election day for the New Zealand 2020 General Election and referendums.

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