Dr Ashley Bloomfield addressing the media, confirmed that they are two new cases reported in New Zealand in the last 24-hours.
Both cases were overseas travellers who were already in managed isolation facility when tested.
The first person is a man in his 50s who arrived from India on Air India flight on June 24 and was tested positive on Day 3 of managed isolation. He has been moved to a quarantine facility in Auckland.
The second person is a woman in her 20s who travelled from the USA. She is the wife of the previously tested positive case from the USA on 22 June was already in quarantine as she was considered a close contact.
There is one person in the hospital with Covid symptom.
This makes New Zealand's total confirmed cases to 1178 and 22 active cases in the country.
Dr Bloomfield says the continued spread of the virus overseas is highlighted by a report from the WHO, "which noted a record number of cases over the preceding 24 hours, over 189,000 cases recorded, and you'll be aware also that the number of cases worldwide has now exceeded 10 million."
Dr Bloomfield says the person who has been taken to hospital, who was initially not thought to be symptomatic, had shortness of breath and chest pains and was also tested for cardiac symptoms.
Yesterday, laboratories completed 2574 tests, bringing the total to 395,510.
There are still 367 people the Ministry of Health is trying to contact who left managed isolation facilities between 9 and 16 June. The ministry is asking those people to please call the health line on 09 302 0408.
The NZ Covid Tracer app has also now recorded 584,000 registrations.
Discussing the review of managed isolation, Dr Bloomfield said it is being finalised this week and he's working on some recommendations.
He said in consultation with Air Commodore Digby Webb, they are implementing having people wear masks when they are moving between their flight and the isolation facility.
People working at the facilities and guests being isolated will be wearing a standard surgical mask. People taking swabs wear N95 masks.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern this morning looked to reassure the public in wake of the review on managed isolation, saying she wants people to remember that testing has shown no evidence of the coronavirus in the community.
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