The COVID-19 media conference starts at 1pm.
- Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield
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Prime Minister's media conference at 2:30pm
Update on cases for 8 April
There is one new border-related positive COVID-19 case, in a worker at the Grand Millennium managed isolation facility.
The worker returned a positive swab after being tested on Tuesday.
The person returned high CT values which can mean it is either early on in their infection, nearing the end, or the case is historical. An urgent repeat test is being carried out today to give health officials a better understanding of this person’s infection. Whole Genome Sequencing will be carried out.
Further to the 1 new border-related COVID-19 case from the Grand Millennium managed isolation facility, there are 19 new positive COVID-19 cases in managed isolation to report today.