There are two new cases of Covid-19 in New Zealand, Health Minister Chris Hipkins has announced.
The new cases are a woman in her 20s and a woman in her 30s, both from the same family, who arrived 2 July from Afghanistan.
Both women were staying at the Sudena Hotel in Christchurch.
Hipkins said 1641 Covid-19 tests were completed yesterday. This was far below the peak number of tests per day of about 12,000, but Hipkins said such a level was not necessary.
“We don’t need to be testing at our peak level … but we do want to maintain a good level of surveillance across the country.”
Hipkins said he would leave medical experts to work out how to increase the level of testing.