No new Covid-19 cases for third day in a row
There are no new cases of Covid-19 reported by the Ministry of Health today.
It is the third day in a row of no new cases of Covid-19 reported, with only three new cases of the coronavirus in the past 14 days.
The updated tally meant there were still a total of 1504 confirmed and probable cases in New Zealand, of which 1154 were confirmed cases.
There were no further deaths reported and the toll remains at 21.
There was still just one person in hospital with the coronavirus - the patient is recovering in Middlemore Hospital and did not require ICU care.
The number of people who had recovered was unchanged from yesterday's count of 1456 people, 97 percent of those who caught the virus.
The Ministry of Health said yesterday 2163 Covid-19 tests were completed, bringing the total number of tests completed to 261,315.
The ministry also said the NZ COVID Tracer app has now recorded 380,000 registrations - an increase of 17,000 since 5pm on Sunday.
"We continue to encourage as many people as possible to download the app - it will help us identify, trace, test and isolate any cases of Covid-19."
Quarantine and managed isolation facilities
Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield visited Auckland quarantine and managed isolation facilities on Friday.
He met with about 300 of the people involved in providing accommodation for guests, including Ministry of Health staff, health workers and hotel workers.
"Protecting our border is a critical part of the government's strategy to eliminate Covid-19, especially now that domestic cases are at such low levels," Dr Bloomfield said
"We don't want to put the progress we have made in jeopardy and we know international arrivals continue to be a potential source of new cases."
Anyone arriving in New Zealand must spend at least 14 days in managed isolation or quarantine.