New Zealand reports 1 new case of COVID-19

New Zealand reported one new case of COVID-19, said the Ministry of Health in a statement on Sunday.

The new case of COVID-19 was a recent returnee tested positive on the first day of arrival in managed isolation. There was no new case of COVID-19 in the community reported.

The total number of active cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand was 72, and the total number of confirmed cases reached 2,043, according to the ministry.

The total number of tests processed by New Zealand laboratories to date reached 1,779,213, it is said.

The Auckland region moved to COVID-19 Alert Level Two from 6:00 a.m. Sunday morning for one week. At Alert Level Two people can go to school and work, travel between regions, and attend gatherings of up to 100 people.

The remainder of New Zealand is at COVID-19 Alert Level One. Masks are still mandatory on domestic flights and all public transport at Level One.

The general public were urged to stay vigilant against the virus. “We must all remain vigilant and continue to do our bit,” read the ministry statement.