Coronavirus: New Zealand Confirms First Case

New Zealand’s health ministry has confirmed the country’s first case of coronavirus in a person who recently returned from Iran.

The person, who is in their 60s, tested positive on Friday in results that were formally reported earlier in the day, the ministry said in a statement.”Although we have our first case of COVID-19, the chances of community outbreak remain low,” the statement read.

The patient is being treated in Auckland City Hospital and is in improving condition.

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